Set 2 of Rocks Photographs ---

Bob Jensen at Trinity University 

Normally in February I would be featuring photographs of snow and ice.
But the Winter of 2016 has been so mild thus far I must dig deeper into my collection of photographs.
It's especially appropriate in New Hampshire to feature rock and stone since New Hampshire is known as The Granite State

This is from Set 2 of my rock photographs
The cap of Mt. Lafayette that we see from our living room is solid rock that endured through millions of years
It often has its summit above the clouds


This is a view of Lafayette from the pond garden on the north side of our cottage


The Appalachian Trail runs along Lafayette's summit  on onwards toward Mt. Washington in these White Mountains

At higher elevations where the trees disappear the trail is marked by large piles of stones

Sometimes the trail itself requires scampering over rocks

Hike the 2,000-mile trail that most people never finish ---


New Hampshire is especially known for the rock fences that outline farm fields
These rocks were mostly picked up and carried to the edges of the clearings
Sometimes they are dug from ledge beneath the surface
Slate is often preferred because it splits into flat stones that are easily stacked

Dorthy is an amazing single mom in these White Mountains
She has a summer landscaping business in the summer and a pinting and wall papering business in the winter
She's done both types of jobs at at our cottage as well as being a dear friend
Her specialty is building stone walls for which she has a helper named Jeff
Jeff is actually an engineer who loves to build stone walls

Over the past two summers Dorothy and Jeff built thousands of feet of stone walls around a farm rescently purchased by a wealthy man



Most of the rock for all these particular fences was excavated from ledge beneath the surface


Dorothy built this flat table arrangement from excavated slate


Most of the White Mountain Rivers in the White Mountains are strewn with rocks
Here's the Saco River in Crawford Notch


These are some other photographs from Cawford Notch



New Hampshire Missing Places: Ben Franklin Profile Rock ---
Thank you Wes Lavin for the heads up.

Rock Fences in New Hampshire ---


Set 1 ---   

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

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)




Bob Jensen's Photographs of Lake Champlain ---

Bob Jensen's Photographs of Moosehead Lake ---

Bob Jensen's Photographs of Maine ---

Bob Jensen's Photographs of Vermont ---

Lakes in New Hampshire ---

Oceans in My Life (Including My Navy Days)

More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories


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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