Mountains, New Hampshire


Mountain history, New Hampshire White Mountains. The scenic beauty of the White Mountains is known worldwide, but how the mountains in this region came to be is often overlooked. In July 1820, the Weeks-Brackett party, guided by Ethan Allen Crawford, hiked Mount Washington. And the purpose of this hike was to give names to all the mountains in the Presidential Range (Mount Washington was already named). This work focuses on the history of the mountains in the White Mountains.

 

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, ...

Presidential Range, Random History

Mount Clay - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Presidential Range, Random History - The Presidential Range in the New Hampshire White Mountains is known worldwide for having some of the worst weather in the world. And the main attraction of the range is the mighty Mount Washington. At 6,288 feet, Mount Washington is the highest peak in the ...

Random History, White Mountains

Crawford Path - Mt Monroe, New Hampshire
Random History, White Mountains - My work as a photographer has allowed me to explore and document many historical sites in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. And it really has changed the way I view the White Mountains. It amazes me that Darby Field made the first ascent ...

Cannon Mountain, Franconia Notch

Cannon Mountain - Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire USA
Cannon Mountain, Franconia Notch State Park - Located just south of Bald Mountain in Franconia, New Hampshire, which I wrote about last week, is the centerpiece of Franconia Notch State Park, the state-owned Cannon Mountain ski area. Franconia Notch State Park would be much different today if Cannon Mountain wasn't ...

Bald Mountain, Franconia Notch State Park

Travel & Tourism - Franconia Notch State Park
Bald Mountain, Franconia Notch State Park - Located a short distance from Echo Lake, which I wrote about last week, in Franconia, New Hampshire is another great location where photographers will have no problem creating images. Even though some hiking has to be done to reach the summit of Bald ...

Black and White, White Mountains

Presidential Range Rail Trail Cohos Trail - Jefferson New Hampshire
Black and White, White Mountains - During my film days, I shot roll after roll of AGFA Scala, but now in the digital era all my black and white images start off in color and with the use of various image editing programs I covert them to black and white ...

Mount Washington New Hampshire

Mount Washington - White Mountains, NH - Winter Stock Photo
Mount Washington State Park, New Hampshire - The Northeast's highest peak, home to the worst weather in the world, and a winter climber's paradise. The summit is a also excellent place to explore and photograph during the winter months. Its also a good subject to photograph in black & white ...

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Notes:

• ScenicNH Photography is in the business of photography. We create awareness for historic preservation and environmental conservation.

• This work focuses on mountains in the White Mountains. Its not complete, and is a work in progress.

• As you explore the hiking trails in New Hampshire, keep in mind the removal of historic artifacts from federal lands is a violation of federal law.

• While ScenicNH Photography takes great measures to verify all historical information, we do not warrant the accuracy of the information.

• See more of our ongoing history work at the projects page.