Wednesday, January 2, 2013

SOME FAVORITE PHOTOS FROM 2012 no particular order.

Potash Knob, Big Coolidge and the East Branch, from Loon's Serendipity X-C ski trail.

Harry and Barb Cunningham snowshoeing on the East Pond Trail.

Allen Koop on The Nubble; Peak Above the Nubble in back.

Ice climbers on Mt. Willard.

Spring greens on Mt. Passaconaway, as viewed from the East Ledges of Hedgehog Mountain.

My brother Drew birding at Church Pond.

An autumn hardwood stroll on the Carrigain Notch Trail.

Joe-pye-weed alongside a beaver pond near the Moriah Brook Trail.

Hardwood col on the Bald Mountain ridge, SW of Mt. Tecumseh.

Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, the day after Christmas.

View of the Sandwich Range from Mt. Israel.

On Dickey Mountain.

Cath Goodwin's redlining finish, Bald Mountain, Franconia Notch.

View up the Great Gulf along Osgood Cutoff.

Slide on Big Coolidge Mountain.

Slide and cliffs on Mt. Lowell, Carrigain Notch.

New slide on West Sleeper, courtesy of Tropical Storm Irene.

View south from Mt. Cube to Smarts Mountain.

Carol exploring along Moriah Brook on a gorgeous summer day.

Hedgehog Mountain chipmunk munches on a sandwich.

Bird's eye view of Beaver Pond, Kinsman Notch.

Black Mountain Pond from an off-trail ledge on the slope of Black Mountain.

Mt. Passaconaway from beaver bog near base of Hedgehog Mountain.

View towards Mt. Washington from Mt. Chocorua's First Sister.

Carol goes a-wading in the East Branch of the Pemigewasset, in the Pemigwasset Wilderness.

North Carter and Imp Mountain from ledge in Moriah Brook valley.

Rugged terrain on the Bald Mountain ridge, SW of Mt. Tecumseh.

View of Razor Brook valley from the "Razor's Edge" cliff, near Mt. Crawford.

Cath Goodwin takes in the view of Haselton Brook valley and Mt. Tecumseh from a ledge on the Bald Mountain ridge.

 Sunset from the newly relocated McCrillis Path near Whiteface Intervale.

Taking in the view at the Ranger's Pool along the Pemi East Side Trail, during the annual White Mountain CropWalk hike for hunger.

Tunnel Brook Notch from a slide on Mt. Clough.

View towards Mt. Washington across a "lawn" on the eastern shoulder of Mt. Moosilauke.

Carol takes in the view of Eagle Lake, Acadia National Park.

Sand Beach and The Beehive from Great Head Trail, Acadia National Park.

 Scar Ridge and Loon Mountain from Third Ledge, Little Coolidge Mountain.

Dave Stinson and Rick Neville admire a blowdown cut on the UNH Trail made with one of Dave's restored crosscut saws.

A Black Hawk appears suddenly over the Gorge Brook Trail on Mt. Moosilauke.

Early spring at a ledge on Sugarloaf Mountain, Evans Notch.


  1. You have had quite a memorable 2012! It must have been fun reminiscing as you reviewed the huge collection of photos taken over the past year. And, it must have been challenging to choose which of the many favorites to post. If you're anything like me, all the photos taken while hiking sort of fall into the "favorite" category! :-)


  2. Thanks, John. I was originally going to try and choose 10 or 12 - hah!


  3. Steve,

    I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your pics of your adventures. Here's to many more hikes and whacks!


  4. Thanks, Greg - good hiking to you as well!


  5. Good morning Steve,
    Thank you for sharing your photos. They are beautiful shots. We are truly blessed here on the East coast to be surrounded by such beauty.

    1. Thank you - glad you enjoyed the photos. We do live in a beautiful region.


  6. Beautiful and interesting photos, Steve. For those of us in the arid west it's nice to see the green, and to see the fall colors.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Rita! You have some pretty good scenery out your way, too!