New Hampshire Back Roads

New Hampshire Primer: There are moose here. These creatures are bigger than most cars and wander around on the road.
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They wander around on the roads to find the salt used on the roads in the winter.
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Driving on New Hampshire roads during the winter can get dicey, almost difficult, and always challenging.
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A light "dusting" of snow in Franklin. Three feet!
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A Spring bouquet - maybe just a bit early?
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A covered bridge in the Lakes Region near Andover.
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An abandoned rail line in Franklin. It's now part of the "Rails to Trails" project.
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Hardy Spring Brook at its confluence with the Contoocook River.
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The Contoocook River (The Tooky) after a brisk winter dusting.
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A sign of Spring - Sugaring Season. Tapping the Maple trees for maple syrup.
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A structure crumbling into a pond near Conway, the result of repeated freezing/thawing.
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A definite sign of Spring. A meadow blooming with wild flowers and lupines at Sugar Hill.
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A priceless Dodge in Manchester. Like fine wine and Women the attraction only becomes stronger with time.
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The Hobo railway in Lincoln, the western terminus of the Kancamaugus Highway (The Kanc) through the White Mountains.
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Afternoon Delights - a day up on the Pemi - The Pemigewasset River at a roadside turnoff on The Kanc.
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A break in a stone wall in Franklin. New Hampshire is rife with stone walls.
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Poor's Highway bridge in Contoocook. The covered bridge behind it was once part of the Contoocook Valley Railroad.
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Putney Hill Cemetery. Putney Hill was one of the first settlements in the Contoocook area.
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Rapids above Profile Falls on the Smith River near Bristol.
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Profile Falls on the Smith River. It's a popular swimming hole in the summer.
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Little Turkey Pond along I89 north of Concord, the state Capitol.
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A bright Fall day at the entrance to a hidden, back water pond.
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Another brilliant Fall day in an even more remote part of the pond.
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Far from anywhere, a secluded part of the Pond. A rare evening when the sun and the full moon are both visible.
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The dam on the Tooky River in the village of Contoocook. It is one of the few rivers in the US that flows north.
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A Fall canoe trip on a calm stretch of the Tooky upstream from the dam.
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Dolly's Cove, named for Dolly Currier, a wealthy socialite, who had a passion for swimming nude. This was her Cove.
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Rowell's Bridge in West Hopkinton. The end of the calm water. Further upstream - The Freight Train - a series of Class IV rapids.
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The Cog Railway on its way to the top of Mt. Washington. It is the oldest railway of its kind in the world.
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Mt. Washington Observatory on a good day. It is the highest point in the US east of the Mississippi (elev: 6,289 ft).
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Mt. Washington on a bad day. The highest wind speed ever recorded on earth was recorded here ... 231 mph.
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Holly berries in snow.
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Late winter in New Hampshire. A cryptic message from Nostradamus perhaps?
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