KINSMAN NOTCH: 8/6/14
Did a morning off-trail exploration on the northern slopes of Mt. Jim, visiting a series of cascades on a headwater stream of Lost River and checking out a backcountry ski glade I stumbled upon last winter.
Not too far up from the bottom the stream started to show some promise.
Many of the streams of Moosilauke are rich in cascades.
This was a fun bushwhack up the little ravine, finding one cascade after another.
Would be neat to come back here during high water.
Last in a series.
Nice birch glade.
I came upon this old sled road at 2600-2700 ft., from the days of the George L. Johnson logging operation in the early 1900s.
A mossy waterslide near the old road. Not much flow up this high.
Beautiful woods at 2900 ft.
You can see why a few hardcore backcountry skiers like this area.
You never know what you're going to find out in the woods. I saw a reference to this on a backcountry skiing site as the "hobo lodge."
A sign giving the informal name for this skier's playground.
On the way back down, some towering cow parsnip in a small clearing.