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Friday, March 16, 2012

Lost River Gorge Lincoln New Hampshire

If you've never ventured into the white mountains of New Hampshire, you've not only missed the wonder that is the Presidential Range, you've also missed out on another smaller wonder.

A little bit west of Mt. Washington. Across the Kangamangus highway, you'll travel into the mountains. The road will wind you up as you take it half way across this stretch of majestic wilderness. At the top you can rest. Take in the scenic overview and be sure to have a camera with you because the view will surely be indescribable.

After a nice rest you'll continue across the just under fifty mile road, until you pass through a little ski town called Lincoln New Hampshire. This is the home to Loon mountain, which draws skiers from across the globe.

It's six miles up the old road after you cross route three. The picture above is from a favorite spot of both tourists and the local population. You'll find ample parking and amenities to relax at the end of the long ride over the mountains.

Don't rest too long, it's time to tackle the multitude of rustic stairways and walks. You'll travel through a mirage of paths and across wooden foot bridges, through the absolute heart of this swift moving river.

Ancient Glaciers carved the caverns and caves you'll pass through. Waterfalls will help turn one unbelievable image into a totally different view, as you pass around, or under them. Yes I said under them as the best ones fall right over the top of your pass. The water will roar by you at times and quietly sizzle past you at others.

The views once again, are almost surreal. The height differential throughout the walk of the fast moving river, as well as different widths and depths, changes the speed of the river as you go along and it really is quite a day to remember. Again a camera is a necessity.

You'll wish to remember your day at the one and only place in the world like this. You can get directions if you search for the name.

Lost River, Lincoln New Hampshire

There now it's not lost anymore.
Have fun!

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