Sunday, January 4, 2015



FAVORITE PHOTOS FROM 2014: JULY THROUGH DECEMBER

Second part of a collection of images from another interesting and rewarding hiking year.

The tallest of the many cascades on the Beaver Brook Trail on one of several visits I made last summer.


Carol takes in one of numerous views of Mt. Monadnock found along the Wapack Trail.


Beautiful ferny woods along the Wapack Trail between the Pack Monadnocks.


South Pack Monadnock from the South Cliff on North Pack - one of the great spots in southern New Hampshire.


South Kinsman and Mt. Wolf from a fine cliff on a low spur of Mount Blue.


The "Waternomee Waterslide" on an unnamed tributary of Lost River.


A lovely cascade above the "Waternomee Waterslide."


The north branch of Walker Brook tumbles down through a wild rocky cleft high on the eastern flank of Mt. Waternomee.


Looking east from the summit of Mount Moosilauke on a fine summer day.


Several peaks of Scar Ridge are reflected in Little East Pond.


Morning on Mount Pemigewasset.


One of many cascades seen on a bushwhack along Stark Falls Brook on the NE slope of Mount Blue.


A cliff on the steep northern slope of the Stark Falls Brook valley.


Erin Donovan takes in the view of a ledgy brookbed on the northern slope of Mt. Waternomee.


The beautiful open ledges of the Second Cascade along the Israel Ridge Path on the slopes of Mt. Adams.


The headwall of Castle Ravine from Emerald Bluff.


Kinsman Notch from a clifftop reached by a bushwhack off the Beaver Brook Trail.


A magnificent old yellow birch in a glade along a tributary of Little Tunnel Brook on the north side of Mount Moosilauke.


An unusual "lawn" grown up at the base of a 2011 slide along the Little Tunnel tributary.


View from near the top of the slide, which was unleashed by Tropical Storm Irene.


Drums used to lower logs by cable in Kinsman Notch during the Gordon Pond logging railroad operation in the early 1900s.


Professional photographer Erin Donovan shoots a mossy brookbed high on the side of Kinsman Notch.


The view NW from the South Peak of Mount Moosilauke, including Mud Pond and the slides on Mount Clough.


South Baldface from the Bicknell Ridge Trail.


The magnificent summit of North Baldface - one of the top viewpoints in the Whites -  on a spectacular fall day when I had the mountain to myself.


Looking into the Wild River Wilderness from the northern ledges of North Baldface.


John "1HappyHiker" Compton takes in the view from the Monkey Cliffs in lower Kinsman Notch.


John admires one of many cascades found along Slide Brook in Mount Moosilauke's Slide Ravine.


On the northern slide in Slide Ravine.


Along the Moriah Brook Trail.


The Carters seen across the Moriah Brook valley, from a ledge on the SE ridge of Mount Moriah.


Looking down the Moriah Brook valley from a striking white outcrop on the SE ridge of Mount Moriah.


A fern-capped boulder on the slopes of Kinsman Notch.


Foliage at Beaver Pond.


Looking towards Mount Moosilauke from Black Mountain in the Benton Range.


Harry Cunningham ascends through fine hardwood forest on the Starr King Trail.


Harry & Barb Cunningham enjoy the view near the summit of Mount Waumbek.


Roger Doucette, Gary Tompkins, Mike Dickerman and Thom Davis pose by a relic signal switch from the early-1900s Beebe River logging railroad near Flat Mountain Pond.


Thom Davis checks out the vista of Mount Whiteface from the shore of Flat Mountain Pond during the annual White Mountain CROPWALK.


My brother Drew and sister-in-law Kate enjoy October sunshine on the Boulder Loop Trail, on a day of hiking and geocaching.


Impressive rock work by the Off the Beaten Path trail crew, on the new Irene's Path connecting the Scaur and the Flume in the Waterville Valley.


Fractured cliffs at the Waterville Flume.



Hardwood heaven on Chokecherry Hill, a trailless southern spur of Mount Moosilauke.


One of several cascades in "Blue Ravine," along a nameless tributary of the Wild Ammonoosuc River.


The view from a remaining open patch on an old slide on the eastern slope of Mount Braley, above the south branch of Walker Brook. Elbow Pond is seen on the right.


A cold November day, late in the afternoon, at the north end of Tunnel Brook Notch.


An old abandoned car - probably a 1926 Dodge coupe, according to research by Erin Donovan - lies rusting in the woods near Tunnel Brook Road.


A good-sized waterfall on the nameless brook that drains Tunnel (Benton) Ravine.


John "1HappyHiker" Compton is in the thick of it as we bushwhack to cliffs looking up into Tunnel Ravine.



The view up Tunnel Ravine from the uppermost ledge.


Old yellow birches reach for the sky on a slope of Kinsman Ridge north of Underhill Brook.


Bear tracks in the early December snow.


Mts. Waternomee, Jim and Blue from a ledge on a spur of Kinsman Ridge.


Looking down from a clifftop on the NW side of Kinsman Notch.


Beautiful snowshoeing through the "Zem Zem Glades" on the north slope of Mt. Waternomee.


The view while snowshoeing down the "Waternomee Waterslide."


Relics of the Gordon Pond logging railroad near the Lost River.


View of Kinsman Notch from a ledge high above the Lost River.


A Christmastime ramble through the magnificent dunes of Provincetown on Cape Cod.


The Great Beach and the mighty Atlantic at the south end of Provincetown.


An old orchard along the historic South Landaff Road at the western edge of the Whites.



Thanks for reading - hope you have a healthy and happy 2015 with many days on the trails!


9 comments:

  1. Steve, Great photos! Thanks for a year of great postings. May I suggest a coffee table book of all of your boot shots :)

    Jason

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  2. Thanks, Jason - maybe I could get Merrell to sponsor such a book!

    Steve

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  3. Great pictures, Steve. Looking forward to reading about your adventures in 2015!

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    1. Thanks, BC - hope you have a great year!

      Steve

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  4. Well, as might be expected, your second installment of favorite photos from your 2014 adventures is just as enjoyable as your first installment! It was a pleasure to be your hiking partner on the treks to Jobildunck Ravine, Slide Brook Ravine, Benton Ravine and Monkey Cliffs.

    Best wishes to you Steve for many rewarding hiking adventures in 2015!

    John

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    1. Thank you, John - it was a true pleasure to join you for those treks. Hope you have a great year of adventures, and that we'll be able to get together for some joint explorations.

      Steve

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  5. Lovely and fun to tag along your adventures through your photos.
    have fun, Amy P.

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