Early spring at its best: bright blue skies, 50s, open hardwoods, bare ground, and sun-warmed ledges. Visited some favorite haunts on lower Acteon Ridge (Sandwich Dome).
Icy on Old Waterville Road, spikes on at the start.
Monorail on Yellow Jacket Trail. Twenty minutes of this was enough for me.
Off the trail and into the hardwoods.
Beech tree with a twist.
A miniature crack cascade.
Tiny ephemeral cascade.
Boulders provide endless entertainment in the open woods.
Looking west across a rock face to Carr Mountain, Mt. Kineo, Cone Mountain and Mt. Cushman.
Mt. Moosilauke through Dickey Notch.
Dickey Mountain Cliff above Welch Mountain Ledges.
Rolling ridges lead out to the Campton Range.
Springtime, and the livin' is easy.
Mt. Cardigan behind Tenney Mountain.
Campton Range, end-to-end.
Mosses and lichens plead, please don't trample me. Walk only on leaf cover or bare rock.
Late afternoon light.
Early spring scene. The little brook in the foreground will likely be dry in a week or two.
I spotted this little nest last November. It somehow made it through a rough winter of snow and wind.
Pretty little brook, not shown on any map.