What do you do the first Monday after rolling your clock back an hour? I decided to run up to the Franconia Notch State park and watch the sun climb the mountains. The Moon was still out when I jumped out of bed...and the day is off and running.
Just the top of Mount Lafayette shone the sun as I entered the Notch park way in Lincoln New Hampshire.
The Beavers have been very busy at Profile lake...but I didn't see any creatures at this hour on the morning.
There is a monument that marks the spot where you would stand for the best view of "The Old Man of The Mountain"...before his sudden demise ten years ago. The Profile (thus profile lake) stood where it was noticed by the early settlers it graces the New Hampshire quarter. But alas the Granite face tumbled to the valley below. All that remains for now is this plaque (with plans for a unique sculpture still the the works) and the distant view of the place the old man once stood...facing south down the valley.
The stone face stands bare with no profile left to stare.
On the Franconia End of the Notch is Cannon Mountain ski area (state owned) it is rugged and the people that ski there ski hard and don't care about fashion. No more proof is needed to illustrate that point than the fact, that the locals climbed the slopes last week strapped on their "ROCK SKIS" (the ones you aren't worried about wrecking)...and skied in what little snow we got (from our October snow storm). Yes I said hiked up just to ski down with less than a foot of coverage...these are hardy (perhaps fool hardy) folks - that did it for bragging rights.
I had to be in the office by 9 am for real estate appointments...as I said these are hardy folks and we all get up early and get underway. If you are looking for a Realtor to represent you in the White Mountains of New Hampshire give me a call. We still have a few Winter 6 month seasonal's to fill, I have a new short sale listing offered at half it's original purchase price, and some very nice condominiums with great recreational facilities for sale in the Loon Mountain and Cannon Mountain ski resort areas.
Sun coming up...and it's off to the office.
Didn't see any rock climbers out today...but it was in the low 20's a 7am ...so maybe a bit later.
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