August 18, 2019

Going with the Flow

As you may have guessed from yesterday’s post, I spent some time in the White Mountains recently. Last week, to be specific. It was a long overdue family vacation with part of my family – my wife jean, son Thom, his wife and their two sons (our grandsons). Unfortunately, our other two sons could not make the trip. Anyway, with two little kids in tow, we spent a lot of time at a local kiddie tourist traps and little kid-friendly beaches and river swimming holes. In other words, it was not necessarily a photography-focussed trip.

That said, I did manage to sneak away to chase the light at sunset every day the conditions cooperated, and I managed a couple of short, solo hikes to a couple of waterfalls. One of them was this one — Champney Falls.

The only other time I hiked to Champney was during a winter hike to the summit of Mount Chocorua. The falls were a slight detour on the trail, but my hiking companions and I felt compelled to check it out. We could hear the water surging beneath the foot or so of ice that covered the falls that January day, so there was nothing to photograph. The summit, however gave us spectacular views. But I digress.

Champney Falls sits about a mile and a half off the Kancamagus Highway. The trail is relatively easy. There is some elevation gain, but nothing too steep or sustained. Once you get to the falls, you’ll find three or four tiers of cascades to explore. At least you would, if the water is flowing. Unfortunately, The flow was more of a trickle on this day. But after an hour of hiking I was not going to leave without at least one image.

Here is one image.

Thanks for looking.

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