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30: New Hampshire (revisiting)

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Returning westward from Maine, I once again passed through New Hampshire, en route to Vermont. I began by visiting “Madison Boulder” – a huge granite rock that was deposited from several miles away during the last Ice Age.

I then visited Mount Washington. At 6,288 feet, Mount Washington – in the White Mountains – is the tallest mountain in the eastern U.S. This area is renowned for its bad weather, but the day I visited (in mid-May), the weather was sunny and mild. Unfortunately, however, the road to the summit was still closed (and about a week away from opening) due to remaining snow at the top; I was able to drive only halfway to the summit.

Madison Boulder

Mount Washington

30: New Hampshire

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

I passed briefly through coastal New Hampshire, en route to Maine. Because New Hampshire stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Canadian border, I’ll be passing through this state again in a day or so, as I return westward from Maine.

I stopped briefly in the town of Portsmouth, before crossing the Piscataqua River to enter Maine.

The Piscataqua River, near Portsmouth (with Maine across the river at left)

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard