A ride to share with all the folks waiting for Spring.
Mount Washington Hotel at Bretton Woods Ski area, has added a huge Spa to the already great guest services they always had. The spa features an Outdoor heated pool. Evidence of the Snow can still be seen if you look closely.
The Golf course is why I mainly visit the Mount Washington Hotel…the 100+ year old Trent Jones course is as challenging as the view is breath taking.
The covered veranda that stretches the entire view side of the hotel was bustling with guests on this unusually warm March day. Bloody Mary’s were being served when I got there – but a hike planned for later made me pass on the offering.
Today’s Adventure shifts from Mt Washington – to the Flume Gorge in Lincoln New Hampshire –just a mere 3 miles from my real estate office.
The Flume was discovered in 1808 by 93-year-old “Aunt” Jess Guernsey when she accidentally came upon it while fishing. She had trouble convincing her family of the marvelous discovery, but eventually persuaded others to come and see for themselves. Avalanche Falls is at the upper end of the flume gorge and runs year round, the falls and floor often become completely encased in ice…making for a fun ice climbers challenge – but requiring the state to remove the board walk in the winter months to keep it from being torn apart by the massive ice flows.
The Flat Granite Basin has been worn smooth by thousands of years of water coursing over this surface.
With the constant freeze and thaw that expands and constricts the ice…the paths and walk ways can be very treacherous this time of year. I recommend crampons or boot spikes. The other option is to walk in the snow on the side of the trails that have been packed down and turned to ice –this time of year.
A final pose in from of the ice cave up near Avalanche falls.
......and Just so you know the ice does disappear, here is a shot taken last summer of the Flume with the board walks all up.
I hope you get the chance to visit both of these enchanting places in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
I Don't just live in the White Mountains - I play and love it here.
If you are looking to buy or sell property in the Mountains or Lakes Region of New Hampshire call me at Alpine Lakes Real Estate in Lincoln NH - the Home of Loon Mt ski resort.