Most 2003 photographs
with Canon 10D and Sigma 14mm wideangle lens;
All 2004 photographs taken with Canon 10D and Canon 17-40mm f4.0 L lens
For three days in August 2003, I hiked the Mount Washington region
using Pinkham Notch as a starting point. Mount Washington is the
highest summit in New England, spanning 6,288 feet, and can be
approached from either the eastern or western sides. The eastern
side starting from Pinkham Notch is better protected from harsh
weather, although once above treeline the weather can turn very
quickly. The temperatures at the base were about 75 degrees F on
each day, with calm winds, whereas the temperature at the summit was 52
degrees F with wind gusts of 25-30 mph (this was a relatively mild day
on Mount Washington). There are
many good websites that describe hiking in this region, but here is one
of my favorites: Mount
Washington Information (Dartmouth).
How to use the Map: Using the
Appalachian Mountain Club map* as a template, I created an interactive
map of the Mount Washington area (link below). Placing the cursor
over the Trail markers (Trails 1, 2, and 3) will show you a black
outline of trail(s) that I hiked. The black asterixes along the
trails identify stopping points during which I took photographs.
Moving the cursor over each black asterix will reveal a yellow
arrow(s). Clicking on the arrow will reveal the photo that I took
at this location, with the direction
of the arrow indicating the direction of the view. By using both
the map, the arrows, and the photos, you will be able to identify the
features present in each photograph. Please
note that the map takes about 30 seconds to fully load on a standard
When using the map, make sure to explore every asterix, including the 2
located in the upper right hand area. For some links, there are
several arrows.....click on each one separately to see a different
view of the region.
* The interactive
map on this website is meant for educational purposes only and should
not be reproduced. The map is adapted from the Appalachian
(AMC) topography map of the White Mountains, included in the 6th
the AMC "Hiking Guide to Mount Washington and the Presidential Range."
I am not responsible for errors or omissions on this map.
Please consult with proper references before hiking this area.
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