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Sep 20, 2016 - White Mountain National Forest, NH

Today we drove the 100 mile loops around the White Mountain National Forest and our first sighting was The Washington Hotel (established 1902), one of the last of the grand hotels in White Mountains, The Conway Scenic Railroad started passenger service in 1872. Two years later history was almost made when Alexander Graham Bell and Mr. Watson attempted a conversation over the telegraph wires between Boston and the station ticket office. Neither heard the other in this attempt at long distance conversation. Today the station and railroad...

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New England 2016

Aug 24, 2013 - Other Activities in NH

August 20 to August 25: Other activities we did in New Hampshire. What a whirlwind of touring we did in New Hampshire! Besides the activities I have already related, we also rode a gondola, raced down a mountain on an alpine slide, saw Robert Frost’s country home, took a boat trip, visited a Shaker village, looked for moose (no sightings), and, most importantly, for G and Sam, visited the Bretton Woods' site of the international economic summit which set up the international monetary fund in June of 1944. We were busy—when you...

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Aug 23, 2013 - The Search For Covered Bridges

If waterfalls touch my heart; covered bridges shade it from the negative forces of life. New Hampshire has over one hundred covered bridges and our mission was to see some of these. The state of NH helps the tourist in this regard by providing a combination waterfall/covered bridge map for the White Mountains region. Thank you very much! We would choose which area, east or west, to focus on that day and then I would mark the easily accessible waterfalls and the locations of covered bridges on our route. I can understand why they needed all...

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Aug 22, 2013 - Hiking the White Mountains

August 22, 2013 Now as I said we did hike and the first one we did was the Falling Waters Trail. It is as its name implies a hike with streams and waterfalls. In fact we did four stream crossings and saw three waterfalls. The White Mountains are considered a national forest and not a national park. For us this meant that on the majority of stream crossings we had to find alternatives to bridges as there were not any. What were there were large, slippery river rocks which required quick, petite steps to pirouette to safety on the other...

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Aug 20, 2013 - Mt. Washington, NH

August 20, 2013 As I write (September 2), G and I are traveling in style on the California Zephyr. We are ensconced in our sleeping car; sitting idly in our chairs, watching the scenery pass, sipping coffee, and chatting amiably particularly about how nice it is to be traveling by train again. We have just finished a weekend visit with Greg’s mom, Ginny. Now it is back to Denver and to our home on wheels! Plus Spot! I cannot forget Spot who is relaxing at a kennel near Denver Airport. Each day she gets outside time which includes access to...

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Sep 25, 2012 - Kancamagus Highway

Today a road trip around the White Mountain National Forest, following the main Foliage tourist route along the Kancamagus Highway, which runs from Conway in the east to Lincoln in the west. Along the way we stopped at the Albany covered bridge, which spans the Swift River, Lower Falls, Flossies Country Store, and Pemigewasset Crossing where we found the 'No Free Lunch' notice. Returned to Conway via Franconia Notch and Crwaford Notch, where the photos of Mt Washington hotel and cog railway were taken. There is no entry for Wednesday 26th...

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New Hampshire 2012

Sep 30, 2011 - Kancamagus Scenic Byway

Finally we are seeing the spectacular New England autumn. We did see several areas with damage from Hurricane Irene. The Kancamagus Highway had many washouts and a few bridges need repair. The campground we stayed in last night had pictures of the flood. Some of the buildings had water 4 feet deep. It was really something. It stormed and rained last night. I was beginning to wonder if we should head to higher ground. Everything was fine. Today dawned bright and sunny with quite a bit of mud, but a great day to leaf peep. One of our first...

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