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22 January 2018

Wondrous Winter Season in Northern New Hampshire

Ah! . . . the wonderful winter season! I love this time of year when the land is buried under a blanket of snow, and the world around you is eerily quiet and serene as you venture into woods and fields.

This blog posting will be a bit different from my previous reports.  It consists merely of a collection of photos showing some of the many wintery scenes that I’ve enjoyed while Nordic skiing, and snowshoeing, at various locations within a short drive from my home in northern New Hampshire.  This posting will be considered to be a ‘success’ if it inspires just one reluctant person to get outdoors and begin building their own collection of winter adventures.


1) Bronson Hill (Sugar Hill, NH)
2) Pondicherry (Jefferson, NH)
3) Cooley-Jericho Community Forest (Sugar Hill, NH)
4) Frozen wetlands at Crawford Notch, NH
5) Nordic skiing along a backwoods corridor (near Twin Mountain, NH)
6) Cooley-Jericho Community Forest (Sugar Hill, NH)
7) Zealand River (near Twin Mountain, NH)
8) Snow flurries while snowshoeing in forestland near Bethlehem, NH
9) Nordic skiing on eastern slopes of Mt. Deception (near Bretton Woods, NH)
10) Cascades along Bemis Brook (Crawford Notch, NH)
11) Nordic skiing at Rocks Estate (Bethlehem, NH)
12) Nordic skiing along banks of Connor Brook (near Shelburne, NH)
13) Trail after newly fallen snow (near Bethlehem, NH)
14) Rabbit tracks on a trail after newly fallen snow (near Twin Mountain, NH
15) Red squirrel on a chilly winter day (Crawford Notch, NH)


To sum up this blog posting about winter, here is a quote from Ogden Nash:

“Winter is the king of showmen,
Turning tree stumps into snowmen
And houses into birthday cakes
And spreading sugar over lakes.
Smooth and clean and frosty white,
The world looks good enough to bite.
That’s the season to be young,
Catching snowflakes on your tongue.
Snow is snowy when it’s snowing,
I’m sorry it’s slushy when it’s going.”