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Bald Mountain/Bethlehem–7-18-2019

When I hit up Artist Bluff, I missed the walk up to Bald Mountain.  Since I had an early afternoon, but it was super hot (85+) I thought a short hike was a good idea.

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Great hike, less than a mile, but also you’re scrambling up and down over boulders. 

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I finished my hike with a few more pictures. 

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Then I hooked over to Bethlehem, grabbed some food and walked some more.  Because, hiking isn’t walking is it?

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I was still working on the patterns challenge (see previous post) and found a few on this short, but satisfying walk through this cute town. 

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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Abandoned Trains in Bartlett, NH–06-26-2019

I went out looking for this place last week and didn’t find it.  Today it was hot, and the trailhead was packed.  So, I downloaded google earth (whoot for tech!) and found it!

Let’s start w/the black and white!

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These are the color options, tada!  If you look super close, you can see the photographer (moi) in the lens ball.  I didn’t notice it when I was taking the pictures due to the bright sun. 

Did I mention it was hot?

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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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One of MY fave pics – up above!IMG_5639IMG_5642IMG_5645IMG_5654IMG_5657

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