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    Default So Many Gems Tucked Away in the Forest

    It has been my privilege to visit many of the "gems" that are tucked away in the beautiful forests of the White Mountains. Many of these treasures require a bushwhack and are seldom visited. Just recently I was grateful for the opportunity to accompany my friend Steve to visit a couple of "gems" that he had come across during previous explorations of the Olivarian Brook Valley.

    On this particular day, the lighting was sub-optimal for photographing the vistas from a low elevation (ca. 2100 ft) cliff on the east side of the Olivarian Brook. However, it was still a wonderful treat to witness a unique close-up view of Square Ledge with Mt. Passaconaway looming in the background.

    From this same location there was also a unique perspective of Hedgehog Mtn flanked on the left by the Hancocks, and on the right by Mt. Carrigain/Carrigain Notch.
    A slightly zoomed photo is shown below.

    On this same day we did one other off-trail trek by going a short distance up one of the tributary brooks to visit a segmented cascade which was quite picturesque.

    Steve has posted a detailed description of our trek (plus additional photos) on his blog which can be accessed by clicking HERE.

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    Great pictures. I love the water fall. Thanks for sharing.

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    Yes, great photos John! It's through your buchwhacks to those "Gems In The Forest" that allow all of us to see how beautiful they are. Thanks once again.
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    Thank you for bringing us those beautiful pictures John.They're all great shots but I especially like the waterfall picture and the way you captured the motion of the water.

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    Nice stuff John. I just read Steve's blog on your hike and his combination of words and your pictures almost makes it feel like the reader is hiking along with you guys.

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    Nothing like wandering with the Mountain Wanderer. Great blog post from Steve (as would be expected) taking us on every step of the trip along with a great photo journal. As he says, your shot of the cascade is superb! What a beautiful spot. I love the way you get us to places we'll likely never see in person.
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