Set 3 of My Miscellaneous Photographs
Bob Jensen at Trinity University 


I downloaded pictures from a seldom-used camera. This week I show you some more of the pictures on this camera.

Ore Hill just up our road was its usual autumn delight this year


This hill is laced with old iron ore tunnels that are now boarded up
In the 1800s this ore was carried down on the backs of mules and loaded into oxen carts
It was then carted down to a smelter on the the Gale River in Franconia
The iron was then manufactured into the historic Franconia stoves
All that ended with a big fire in the late 1800s






In Franconia State Park Mt. Lafayette and Cannon Mountain are about 10 miles away from our cottage



Below is a zoomed picture of Mt. Washington that I took while seated at my desk
It's 28 miles from our cottage
There's a weather station on the summit of Mt. Washington that can be reached by a cog railroad in the summer
This mountain has some of the worst recorded weather in the world
Most noteworthy are the many days each year where the winds exceed 100 mph
Meteorologists call Mt. Washington a weather outlier caused by colliding winds


Our cottage is about 4,500 feet lower than the summit of Mt. Washington
We seldom have 100 mph winds but our winds frequently exceed 50 mph
Occasional wind gusts shred my neighbor's new flag each year




Skiing will be late this year, but Cannon Mountain is making snow daily to speed things up
The plumes of snow from the big snow-making machines are visible from my desk
Note my camera reflection below in the window




When the weather's good a 65-year old plane hauls a glider above our cottage
Rides can be purchased on the grass field of the Franconia Airport down the hill


When the glider is cut loose it silently circles back and forth over the valley while moving up sometimes in an updraft
But mostly it slowly descends back to the grassy field of the Franconia Airport
I took this picture from my desk (with camera zoomed)





Set 1 ---   

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

Photographs of the Summit of Mt Washington

Some of Wes Lavin's June 2016 Photographs 

Cannon Mountain 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 ---


More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories


Blogs of White Mountain Hikers (many great photographs) ---

Especially note the archive of John Compton's blogs at the bottom of the page at

White Mountain News ---


On May 14, 2006 I retired from Trinity University after a long and wonderful career as an accounting professor in four universities. I was generously granted "Emeritus" status by the Trustees of Trinity University. My wife and I now live in a cottage in the White Mountains of New Hampshire ---

Bob Jensen's Blogs ---
Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks ---
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Tidbits ---
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates ---
Bob Jensen's past presentations and lectures ---   

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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