Monday morning mountain sunrise.

By
Managing Real Estate Broker with Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., NHRE# 02863

 

                                                                                                                                                  

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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Comments (10)

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Wow! That is a lot of ground to cover so early in the morning Steve. Thanks for the beautiful photo-blog of your a.m. adventure!

Nov 07, 2011 03:14 AM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Enjoy another beautiful blue sky day - it is rare in November - so get outside and breath it in.

Nov 07, 2011 03:15 AM
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Great pics and I loved the story line too. make it a great week

Nov 07, 2011 03:15 AM
Andrew Capelli
Hoover Elementary - Hazel Park, MI

Steve: Those are some beautiful shots!  Good for you- Thank you for sharing!  :)

Nov 07, 2011 03:16 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Up and at 'em Steve!  Impressive!  I love the moon shot. It must feel wonderful to get all that in before 9am!  I haven't stepped foot outside yet and it's 11:30, LOL!

Nov 07, 2011 03:24 AM
Ruth Jacobs
Quantum One Realty - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
North Palm Beach, Real Estate Specialist, CDPE, SF

Great shots, I almost feel as though I am there!

Nov 07, 2011 03:53 AM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Sharon..if it is as nice on the sea coast today as it is here - you really must get outside, have a wonderful day.

Nov 07, 2011 04:11 AM
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Steve...The skiing is almost here and the beavers are trying to make their home waters deeper.  Looks like Nature in action!

Nov 07, 2011 11:21 AM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Bill...the beaver are busy with their work for sure.

Nov 07, 2011 10:47 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

It was beautiful and I took a nice long walk...loved it!

Nov 08, 2011 11:16 AM