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 mountains in the White Mountains.


New Hampshire 4000 Footers

New Hampshire 4000 Footers
New Hampshire 4000 Footers - The New Hampshire Four Thousand Footer list, officially known as the White Mountain Four Thousand Footers, was created by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). And the objective is to hike all 48 mountains on the list, and once completed, a hiker can apply for a patch and scroll through the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Four Thousand Footer Club. This hiking ...

New Hampshire 52 With A View

New Hampshire 52 With A View
New Hampshire 52 With A View – Created by the Over the Hill Hikers (OTHH) of Sandwich, NH, the New Hampshire 52 with a view is a hiking list consisting of fifty-two mountains under 4,000 feet that have awesome views; until the most recent revision of the list in spring 2020, a mountain also had to be over 2,500 feet, but this requirement seems to ...

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 ...

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 Northeastern United States. And with the famed Appalachian Trail traveling through this scenic mountain range, ...

Mount Tecumseh, 4000 Footers Hiking List

Waterville Valley, New Hampshire Autumn
Mount Tecumseh, 4,000 Footers Hiking List - On the same day that I publicized my Owl’s Head, Conserving Wilderness article, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) posted an article about some of the mountains on the White Mountain 4,000 footers hiking list may not be over 4,000 feet. Being over 4,000 feet is one of the requirements for a mountain to be on the list. While ...

Owl’s Head, Conserving Wilderness

Owls Head - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Owl’s Head, Conserving Wilderness - This remote mountain in the western region of the Pemigewasset Wilderness creates much debate. Established in 1984 under the New Hampshire Wilderness Act, the 45,000-acre Pemigewasset Wilderness is managed under the National Wilderness Preservation System and the Wilderness Act. Considered to be one of the greatest conservation laws ever passed, the Wilderness Act has protected over 109 million acres across ...

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 of Mount Washington in 1642. And farming settlements and grand resorts were scattered throughout the ...

Definition of Wilderness, White Mountains

Owls Head - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Definition of Wilderness, White Mountains - I am currently working on a project that has brought back into the Pemigewasset Wilderness. The recreational opportunities, historical value, and educational platform this wilderness offers will educate outdoor enthusiasts for many years to come. These areas are governed under the National Wilderness Preservation System and the Wilderness Act of 1964. And because it is designated wilderness, it has ...

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 included in a land purchase back in the 1920s.....[Continue reading] ...

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 Mountain the views of Franconia Notch are worth the short hike.....[Continue reading] ...

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. Admittedly, I don’t work much with black and white anymore, but I have always enjoyed ...

Mountain Landscapes, Presidential Range

Mount Washington - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Mountain Landscapes, Presidential Range - Today, I am going to share with you landscape scenes from along the Appalachian Trail (AT) corridor in the Presidential Range of the New Hampshire White Mountains. I think its safe to say there is no other place in New England like the Presidential Range.....[Continue reading] ...

Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge, New Hampshire

Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge - Jefferson, New Hampshire
Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge, New Hampshire – Designated a National Natural Landmark in 1974 by the National Park Service, Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge is located in the towns of Jefferson and Whitefield, New Hampshire. The main attraction is Cherry Pond, which can be reached by hiking the Pondicherry Rail Trail for 1.5 miles from the designated parking lot on Airport Road (Hazen Road) in Whitefield....[Continue reading] ...

Mount Chocorua – Albany, New Hampshire

Mount Chocorua - Albany, New Hampshire USA
Mount Chocorua Scenic Area, New Hampshire - Mount Chocorua is not a roadside attraction and requires photographers to hike a number of miles before reaching the summit. With numerous trails leading to Mount Chocorua, it is best you pick up a trail map and decide what route you want to hike. If you are not interested in hiking to the summit.....[Continue reading] ...

Artists Bluff, Franconia Notch State Park

Franconia Notch State Park - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Artists Bluff, Franconia Notch State Park - Artists Bluff is a rocky outcrop on the north end of Franconia Notch State Park in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. This outcrop offers a unique view of Cannon Mountain, Franconia Notch Parkway, Eagle Cliff, Echo Lake and of Mount Lafayette.....[Continue reading] ...

Hancock Mountains Landslide, 2011

Landslide Hancock Mountain Range - White Mountains, NH
Hancock Mountains Landslide, 2011 - The landslide above, seen from along the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River, in August 2011, is on the side of the Hancock Mountain Range in the Pemigewasset Wilderness, New Hampshire. This was an old landslide that was in the process of being natural regenerated. And sometime between August 27-29, 2011, during Tropical Storm Irene, heavy rains caused it to ...

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. Here are five black & white shots from around the summit cone ...

Mount Pierce, Great Place To Start

Mount Pierce, Great Place To Start
Mount Pierce, Great Place To Start - One of the easier and best "bang for your buck" hikes in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is Mount Pierce. You get alpine expose and beautiful views of the Presidential Range. All with the option of being able to retreat to the cover of the forest quickly. Very little of this hike is exposed, which makes it ...

Mount Washington Alpine Flowers

Labrador Tea-Ledum groenlandicum- during the summer months in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. This plant can be found on the rocky slopes of the alpine zone
Mount Washington Alpine Flowers - During the spring months, tiny alpine flowers bloom on Mount Washington in New Hampshire. And one of the best areas to see these flowers is in the Alpine Garden, along the Alpine Garden Trail. The Alpine Garden Trail is located on the eastern slopes of Mt Washington and is considered to be one of the best places in the White ...