Friday, August 8, 2014


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.

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