Steve's White Mountain blog. It is almost inconceivable that I was able to hike in a tee shirt in March, and on trails that are normally still snow covered this time of year. The Franconia Notch State Park - is the home of Cannon Mountain ski area ( New Hampshire - State owned)....Echo Lake, Profile Lake, Mount Lafayette, Mount Liberty and a number of other 4,000 - 5,500 foot peaks ( all worth hiking if you have the time).
This shot was taken March 23rd - from the top of Artist Bluff - Looking Across at Cannon with Echo lake below.
This shot was taken from the top of Bald Knob - Looking across at Mt Lafayette - the tallest peak in the Notch.
Echo Lake at the base of Cannon...Ice out in March is unheard off - the Teenagers SWIMMING near by -CRAZY!
Profile pond is fed by Echo Lake...and it still has a layer of ice on it...spending a good amount of the day in the shade makes a difference. It is also a favorite for the fly fishermen come fishing season.
Beautiful and easily accessible, the trail head parking for this hike is adjacent to the starting point.
Rushing Brooks - waterfalls, Lakes - ponds and of course great mountain hikes can all be found the New Hampshire Forest preservation areas. There are hundreds of Thousands of acres in the Federal and State parks of the White Mountains. This hike is less than 10 miles from my Real Estate office in Lincoln New Hampshire.
To view all area listing open the MLS icon on the bottom of this post, I hope you have the chance to get outdoors everyday ..Life is good when you have views like these to enjoy all year long. Ski season maybe coming to a close too soon this year but the trails are free of muck and mud and they are waiting for you to explore the country side
All these photos were take March 23rd 2012 - in the Franconia Notch State Park near Cannon Mountain Ski Area.
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