Saturday, August 23, 2008

A Few More Pics

I have a few more pictures from last weekend that I wanted to share. Along with a short story. LOL
The ride up to Pittsburg from George's house was about 3 hours long. We stopped for supper along the way in Twin Mountain, NH and that took just about an hour, so for approximately 4 hours, we talked while we rode and never turned the radio on once. This is typical for us, I finally found someone who talks as much as (or more than) I do. LOL Anyway, along the ride, it came up that we would be passing a beautiful waterfall that sits right along the side of the road. Since I have never been up there, I didn't know where it was, but I figured since George mentioned it and spoke about it for some time, it must be a spectacular sight. I was looking forward to seeing it. Well that waterfall went by in a flash, because we were talking about something else by the time we came upon in and he had pretty much driven by it by the time he pointed it out. What kind of a tour guide was he anyway? LOL He promised to stop there on the way home so I could have a good look and on Sunday, we did stop and enjoyed the view.

This is Beaver Brook Falls in Colebrook, NH The falls drop over approximately 70 feet of ledge to a little basin at the bottom, then flows into the Beaver Brook. You can walk up the right side of the falls on a small path that eventually changes to a slick and muddy climb, which I wasn't about to undertake. These pics were taken from the road and parking area in front of the falls and there is also a picnic area to the left and a very well manicured grassy area to just sit and enjoy the view.

We stopped there for about a half hour then continued on our way home.

Along the way, we drove by Cannon Mountain. I thought it was kind of cool to see the slopes without any snow on them so I snapped this pic as we drove by.

Note the chair lift in the center of the pic and the canoe in the Profile Lake below. There were two people fishing from the canoe.

This is a pic of Franconia Notch. Usually I am up there when the leaves are turning so it was neat to see the trees still all green. I will be going back this way in October so I will be able to get a shot when they are all colorful.

This is a picture of what used to be The Old Man in The Mountain also called Profile Mountain. There was a group of 5 Granite ledges that jutted out and appeared to be the profile of a man's face. The face was carved out naturally by glaciers thousands of years ago and was first discovered in 1805. The face collapsed in May of 2003 due to weathering. I pulled a pic off the 'Net to show what it did look like and the next one is the one I took of what it looks like now.

Doesn't look like much more than a big pile of rocks now. :-(

I also snapped this photo of Profile Lake as we drove by it. I just pointed the camera out the window and took the shot from behind so I was impressed at how well it came out. LOL

It was a really nice weekend and we are going back up the first weekend of October. Looking forward to getting some good pics of the foliage. Better charge up my camera!


LadyStyx said...

Oh how friggin cool!! That waterfall is absolutely GORGEOUS! I cant wait to see the same areas all decked out in their autumnal finery.

AliceKay said...

Great pics, Lainie. I remember the year we went up there. It was in October of 2003. The Old Man on the Mountain collapsed in May of that year, so we didn't get to see it. By the time we arrived in that area, the sun was already setting so pics were hard to get. Beautiful country up there.

I look forward to the pics from your next trip up that way.

Intense Guy said...

*takes up a collection to get Lainie a copy extra batteries for her camera*

Gosh New Hampshire is really pretty country (I'm ashamed the virtual walker treated it so poorly).

With the kids starting back to school now - I guess Autumn will be here before we know it.

Intense Guy said...

copy... couple... gosh I think I make more typos on Saturday than I do all week long.

Lainie said...

I knew what you meant Iggy. :-)
It sure is pretty up there, I won't disagree with any of you on that.

Punkn said...

Loved all of the pics - especially the waterfalls. I didn't realize how beautiful New Hampshire is. I totally look forward to visiting that state one of these years. Thanks for the share Lainie. Looking forward to seeing the Oct. pics.

Karla said...

That is beautiful!!!!! Now I'm waiting for all the fall foliage pics cause I have heard NH is one of the most beautiful states that time of year!

ChicagoLady said...

Beautiful pictures! Poor man in the mountain! He lost his face...

Intense Guy said...

Two words.... Face lift.