Posts Tagged: white mountain national forest



Abandoned Mills, White Mountains

East Branch of the Pemigewasset River - Lincoln, New Hampshire
Abandoned Mills, White Mountains - During the 1800s and early 1900s, cut-up mills, grist mills, sawmills, and various other types of mills were found throughout New Hampshire. And because of the abundance of water in the White Mountains, there was no shortage of water-powered mills in the region. This blog article showcases a handful of the abandoned mills in the White Mountains...[Continue reading] ...

Lincoln Woods Trail, White Mountains

Lincoln Woods Trail, New Hampshire
Lincoln Woods Trail, White Mountains - There isn’t a grand story about how the Lincoln Woods Trail came to be, and the trail isn’t named for any famous person. However, this trail is the direct result of J.E. Henry’s historic East Branch & Lincoln Railroad, and that is what makes it so unique....[Continue reading] ...

Pemigewasset Wilderness, Random History

Trestle Abutment - East Branch and Lincoln Railroad
Pemigewasset Wilderness, Random History - This designated wilderness is the result of one the greatest conservation laws ever passed; the Wilderness Act, which has protected over 109 million acres across the United States. While the history of New Hampshire's Pemigewasset Wilderness mostly revolves around the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad, the railroad is not the only interesting piece of history surrounding this unique region of the White Mountains. This blog article features random tidbits of history about this one of ...

Six Husbands Trail, Presidential Range

Great Gulf Wilderness - Mount Washington, New Hampshire
Six Husbands Trail, Presidential Range - When it comes to rugged mountain trails in the New Hampshire White Mountains, the Six Husbands Trail is at the top of the list. This trail dates back to the early 1900s when the legendary AMC Trail-builder Warren W. Hart was cutting trails in the Great Gulf. From 1908-1910, Hart was AMC’s councilor of improvements, and he oversaw the building of 9 trails in the Great Gulf. He thought trails should be all about ...

Random Trail History, White Mountains

Camel Trail - Mount Washington New Hampshire
Random Trail History, White Mountains - Think about these White Mountains history facts for a minute. Crawford Path is the oldest continuously-used mountain trail in America. Trail maker Charles E. Lowe and Dr. William G. Nowell built Lowe’s Path in 1875-1876. Nathaniel Davis, son-in-law of Abel and Hannah Crawford, built Davis Path in 1845. Nathaniel L. Goodrich (1880-1957) is considered to be the founder of peakbagging in the White Mountains...[Continue reading] ...

Happy Earth Day 2019, New Hampshire

Coffin Pond - Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
Earth Day, April 22, 2019 - Happy Earth Day from the New Hampshire White Mountains! Earth Day is an annual day founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. Many consider Earth Day to be the birth of the modern environmental movement. And the purpose of this day is to celebrate and create awareness for the environment....[Continue reading] ...

Beebe River Railroad, New Hampshire

Plymouth Diesel Locomotive - Lincoln, New Hampshire
Beebe River Railroad, New Hampshire - In 1917, the Publishers Paper Company sold the Beebe River land tract (around 22,000 acres) to the Parker-Young Company. And in March 1917, the New Hampshire legislature approved the incorporation of the Beebe River Railroad. Also in 1917, the Woodstock Lumber Company, an affiliate of the Parker-Young Company, built the Beebe River sawmill and mill village in Campton...[Continue reading] ...

Trail Construction, White Mountains

Mount Tecumseh Trail - Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
Trail Construction, White Mountains - In 2011, Tropical Storm Irene caused massive destruction along the East coast of the United States. The White Mountain National Forest was officially closed during the storm. Many trails in the White Mountains were damaged. And this series of photos shows how one trail that suffered storm damaged has changed since Tropical Storm Irene....[Continue reading] ...

Vandalism, White Mountains

Beware of Vandalism - New Hampshire
Vandalism, White Mountains - A common topic among many outdoor enthusiasts is all the vandalism in the White Mountains. And this imagery is intended to create awareness for a very concerning issue here in the New Hampshire White Mountains. However, keep in mind that some outdoor enthusiasts feel some of the below acts of vandalism are perfectly acceptable...[Continue reading] ...

Snow, White Mountains Weather

Mount Jim - Kinsman Notch, New Hampshire USA
Snow, White Mountains Weather - During the winter months, the New Hampshire White Mountains come to life. Skiers take to the ski mountains, snowmobilers ride the hundreds of miles of groomed trails, and hikers explore the snow-covered trail system. Winters that produce lots of snow are good for the New Hampshire economy (tourism industry), while the winters that...[Continue reading] ...