Set 03 of Dorothy's Winter Wonderland
Bob Jensen at Trinity University 

When Erika and I retired in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in 2006 we needed various kinds of work done inside and outside our cottage
Our new acquaintances told us that the best worker in New England was a woman named Dorothy
They were absolutely correct

You can read my introduction to Dorothy in Sets 1 and 2 of her Winter Wonderland 

Dorothy sometimes hikes and climbs with companions who take the photographs
In winter Dorothy hikes and climbs mountains wearing snowshoes
She's becoming a hiking and climbing legend in these parts
Most of the photographs Dorothy forwarded to me were taken by climbing companion Bill Fratis
Other companions who take her pictures on hikes in these mountains are
Eric Cafazzo, Al Parzych, Rachel Bal

I first featured my photographs of Dorothy building a very long rock fence

About 10 miles visible from my desk are some of the ski trails of Cannon Mountain
Cannon is in the Kinsman Range of the White Mountains of New Hampshire
Regionally Cannon is one of the tougher (read that steep) mountains for skiers and is where famed Bode Miller learned to ski---

Cannon Mountain has 97 trails with 70 currently open for skiing
There are eleven lifts, including a tram that runs winter and summer
At the top of the mountain there's a restaurant and bar and a rim trail that begins and ends at the top of the tram
This ski resort is owned and operated by the State of New Hampshire
Natural snow is supplemented by giant snow guns drawing millions of gallons of water from Echo Lake shown below
Some of the snow guns are over 80 feet up from the ground
I'm told that the power bill just to make snow is over $200,000 per month on Cannon Mountain during ski season
The depth of spring-fed Echo Lake is closely monitored




Below is a shot taken of Mt. Lafayette from a Cannon Mountain ski trail
At night I can watch the bright lights of huge machines that groom Cannon's ski trails



One of Cannon's chair lifts begins in the tiny Alpine Village of Mittersill ---

You can see some of Bob Jensen's summertime photographs of Cannon Mountain at


Below are photographs taken of Dorothy on a recent snow shoe hike/climb up Cannon Mountain
She doesn't use the lifts
And her climbing trails are not covered with man-made snow or groomed nightly like the ski trails
The wind at the summit is usually very strong and very cold even in the summer








Dorothy did not tell me where the photograph below was taken from above the clouds
Lives are lost so often in the White Mountains because the weather sometimes changes in an instant
Making visibility zero for hikers who often die of hyperthermia


Mountain Photographs

Set 1 ---   

Set 2 ---    
              This set includes White Mountain hiking trail photographs

Set 01 of Dorothy's Winter Wonderland Hikes ---

Set 02 of Dorothy's Winter Wonderland Hikes ---  

Set 03 of Dorothy's Winter Wonderland Hikes ---   

Photographs of the Summit of Mt Washington

Some of Wes Lavin's June 2016 Photographs 

Mt. Washington Photographs --- 

Photographs of the Mittersill Alpine Resort, New Hampshire ---

Bob Jensen's photographs from the tram and along the rim trail atop Cannon Mountain

Bob Jensen's Favorite Pictures of Mt. Lafayette 10 Miles Distant
With nine pages quoted from Bill Bryson's traumatic climb up Mt. Lafayette
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (Anchor Books, 2007)

Set 4 of My Sunrise and Sunset Favorites from the White Mountains of New Hampshire ---     

Bob Jensen's Photographs of Sunrises and Sunsets on Mt. Garfield 

Photographs of the Scenic Mountain Village of Jackson, New Hampshire ---

History of The White Mountains --- Set 01

History of The White Mountains --- Set 02

History of The White Mountains --- Set 03 (Franconia Notch)

History of The White Mountains --- Set 04 (Crawford Notch) 

History of The White Mountains --- Set 05 (Pinkham Notch)

History of The White Mountains --- Set 06 (Kinsman Notch)

Seasonal Sunrises in the White Mountains --- Set 07

Set 1 of Pictures from Paula Who's Now Retired in Roanoke, Virginia ---

Wonderful Photographs of Dorothy Climbing Mountains in the Winter









Our address is 190 Sunset Hill Road, Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
Our cottage was known as the Brayton Cottage in the early 1900s
Sunset Hill is a ridge overlooking with New Hampshire's White Mountains to the East
and Vermont's Green Mountains to the West



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