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1HappyHiker
10-24-2010, 06:09 PM
The Dickey Notch is perhaps not quite as well known as other notches in the Whites such as Crawford Notch, and Franconia Notch. This little notch is bordered to the west by Cone Mountain and to the east by Dickey Mountain. There is a XC ski trail that runs through this notch. The south end of this trail can be accessed from the trailhead for the Welch-Dickey Loop Trail. The north end is accessible from a gated logging road off the Mill Brook Road in the Thornton area.

This past weekend, my friend Marty & I hiked the ski trail through Dickey Notch and explored a few of the many ledges in the surrounding area.
While walking through the notch itself, we admired a picturesque little chain of beaver ponds located on the west side of the ski trail (photo below).


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Shown below are some snapshots of the more dramatic views we experienced from our exploration of a few ledges in the area.

Moosilauke (distant view)

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Moosilauke (ZOOMED view)

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Peaks in Franconia Notch Region (distant view)

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ZOOMED View of High Peaks along the Franconia Ridge

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1HappyHiker

Snow Miser
10-24-2010, 07:08 PM
The Dickey Notch area looks like a nice place. And with great views of some of the snow capped peaks. Your point & shoot camera takes some great shots, especially the zoomed ones! Thanks for taking us along.:)

Bill O
10-24-2010, 07:45 PM
Thanks for sharing.

Those long zooms make the mountains look much bigger / steeper.

KathyC
10-25-2010, 05:15 AM
I think it's a great camera, your pictures are always terrific and I enjoy them a lot.

You could see that some of the foliage is down, but still quite a bit left.

KD Talbot
10-25-2010, 09:24 PM
That area is special to us. Thanks for bringing us to a a part of it we have not yet explored! Great pics, love the views from there!

KDT

Trailsend
10-25-2010, 10:20 PM
John your pics are just beautiful especially the zoomed view with the white snow peaks in the background. Great work.

Thanks for sharing.

mtruman
10-26-2010, 09:25 PM
This area is great from the top but clearly just as nice from the bottom. The first photo of the beaver ponds is just beautiful. Spots like this is what fall in the Whites is all about. Love the perspective on Franconia Ridge from here too! Thanks for another unique angle on some of our favorite places.

forestgnome
10-27-2010, 07:47 PM
John, really nice. Your scenics have become distinctive...I think I could now pick one out of a crowd. Nice stuff...thanks for sharing :)

1HappyHiker
10-27-2010, 08:34 PM
Bob; Bill; Kathy; Kevin; Amando; Mark; Patrick: Glad you enjoyed the photos from the unique Dickey Notch location. And, I thank each of you for your kind & generous comments!

KSearl
10-29-2010, 09:50 PM
John,

Awesome pictures. I love the pictures that everyone has been posting the last couple weeks, with the snow capped mountain tops. Your last one of the Franconia Ridge is awesome...should be framed. I love the pointed Flume and Liberty, with the snow covered Liberty and Lafayette in the back ground. Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

Karl