Pawtuckaway North Mountain via Boulder Field 2021

It was a beautiful fall day, exceptionally warm for 22 October and I started the hike overdressed for the weather and had to shed layers after a short time. I was pleasantly greeted by two nice ladies on horses on round pond road as I exited my jeep to start the day in the woods.Read More

Kuncanowet Town Forest

The Kuncanowet Town Forest is located in Dunbarton NH and is a designated Conservation Area that derives its name from the Kuncanowet Hills. Kuncanowet means “Mountain place of the bear” in Native American. The images in this post were taken with a Canon EOS-70D and a 10-18mm wide angle lens at 20 megapixels. the RAWRead More

“Old Man of the Mountain”

On May 3, 2003…… Freezing and thawing opened fissures in the Old Man’s forehead. By the 1920s, the crack was wide enough to be mended with chains, and in 1957 the state legislature passed a $25,000 appropriation for a more elaborate weatherproofing, using 20 tons of fast-drying cement, plastic covering, and steel rods and turnbuckles,Read More

Manchester Cedar Swamp Preserve

The Manchester Cedar Swamp is a 602-acre ecological preserve, owned by the NH Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire, it is located off of Hackett Hill road on Countryside Blvd., and is one of the state’s most significant ecological areas. The trail network passes through a wide variety of rare and unusual plant species, including anRead More

The Pawtuckaway Mountains

Pawtuckaway State Park North, Middle & South Pawtuckaway Mountains are 3 different peaks around the caldera that is Pawtuckaway Volcanic Ring Dike. There are many opportunities for hiking, with trails leading to many points of interest, including a fire tower; a marsh where beavers, deer, and great blue herons may be seen, and a geologicallyRead More