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The Basin–Lazy Day–7-28-2019

We had some killer heat the last week in NH and there was no long distance hiking to be had! 

So I hit up the Basin one afternoon, with my camera and a towel to hang out.

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You can’t beat the water here in NH, clear and always flowing.  And the mushrooms are in abundance!

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Yes, that IS A smurf! 

I picked him up when shopping for Hardy Boy books on the weekend.  I thought, well mushrooms = smurfs, right? 

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Bemis Brook–7-15-2019

I wanted a short hike after work, and this was it.  Just under 3 miles near Arethusa Falls.

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As you can see, I got a new prop.  Wonder Woman! 

And my keys.

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What a fun little hike, and quiet.  Definitely somewhere I’d go again just for fun. 

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Covered Bridge–7-12-2019

After work, I decided to go out galivanting.  I came across a covered bridge.

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I like the above picture, framing it was fun, since there were cars whizzing by me at times. 

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Some of the reflections in the water were stellar that day!  As well as the clouds that came in.

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Capturing flowing water in the full sun, without an ND filter, is a fun task.  I had to do a lot of fiddling with my settings.

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Kingsman Trail to Bold Notch

This was a bit more challenging than I thought it was going to be.  A lot of water crossing and balancing, but a great hike!

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As always the views at the top were stellar!  Quiet and peaceful and so worth the 4000 calorie burn!

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I got a lens balls and I have been having some fun with it.  Not sure I am in love with it, but I am working towards that!

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As always I found mushrooms!  When it takes 3 miles to get up to the views, sometimes you entertain yourself with taking pictures of ‘shrums. 

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Georgiana and Harvard Falls Trail–06-27-2019

Another After work jaunt!  This time I found another set of waterfalls to tramp around. 

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I was very excited, the mushrooms are popping!  Great falls the lower ones are spectacular, and nothing like that sound as well. 

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The hike after this started to get a bit harder, more rocks, more roots.  And a little less sun, which is great for taking pictures of moving water!

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With each set of falls, the trail got slightly more difficult, and the falls got prettier.  Isn’t that how it always goes?

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I sat down and looked over and saw this circle twisting around and instantly it reminded me of a cake, am I wrong??
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So a 3 mile hike, due to going off the trail on purpose, and 4 hours later!  Tada!

Rock on, dot com!

06-04-2019 – Arethusa Falls

I saw this parking lot a few weeks ago, and I knew after the pictures I saw online I wanted to go there.  I also need to go back for Bemis and Frankenstein Cliffs!

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This is a moderate hike, not a lot of mud, you can hear the running water most of the time.  And then you see it.

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After clambering around and getting down to the creek, you can scamper right up next to the falls if you are so brave!  I didn’t feel like getting wet Smile

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I fiddled with some settings.  And a few things in lightroom – which is STILL a learning curve!

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05-30-2019–Lonesome Lake

What a fabulous hike.  Hard as frak!  But a great hike!

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A few smaller “water” areas here, some great wild flowers, some of the steepest inclines I’ve done in a long while as well!

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Just when you think “Okay I’ve had enough!” you come to a flatter area and you see this wicked lil view, but oh, it gets better!

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After clambering down to take these, I knew I had to go around “the lake”.  I had my snickers bar and started walking.  Yup, it only got better.

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There is a wicked dock (and a place you can stay apparently up above I caught a glimpse of it, but didn’t explore that area).  A mom and a daughter were sitting there, having sandwiches and speaking, what I think, was Korean.  Made me smile, reminded me what it is like for people who don’t speak french when I do it with folks I know.

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Saddaday Falls–5.5.2019

It was gloomy when I got up, so decided to drive around the Kanc and ended up at Saddaday Falls, even this time of year the trail heads are already packed. 

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Before I got to the falls, I tucked in to this other spot on the way.  With the melt the waters are running fast and hard and kind of dirty to!

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The falls is a short hike, but sometimes the better attraction is the river that leads you to the falls. 

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There was still snow on the ground in many places.  And the water was cold, but the walk/hike was fun and I got to take my time and snap a few pictures.

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Bridal Veil Trail–4.22.19

I decided to hit up the trail after work.  I didn’t make it TO the falls, because – well I am slow and I take pictures!  I will have to hit it up at noon on a nice cloudy afternoon this summer.

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After about a mile, I knew I was not going to get to the 2.5 miles in mark to the actual water falls, but I also knew I heard running water!  Off the trail and into the woods we go!

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Yes the keys are back!  I have another “series” I’m working on, but I do think that will be an instagram only gig!

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Very worth the dashing down and following the water!  Also, it was 74 in the woods and a nice, cool, 68 down here.  Also, prettier!

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I had to scamper around a lot, got dirty, and sweaty and had a blast.  Part of the down side of being away from home is, well, being away from home.  The upside, is the experience and the adventures I can have. 

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After Work Runaround–4.19.19

After work I decided, since it was nice to hit up a few places and see how the water was flowing and what things I could snap pics of!

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Sometimes even brown on brown makes for great photographs. 

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