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    Default Arethusa Falls / Frankenstein Cliffs Loop 05-19-14

    Hi Everyone,

    My buddy Alex and I headed up to the Crawford Notch on Monday to do a 5 mile loop to Arethusa Falls and the Frankenstein Cliffs. It was pouring buckets in the Notch but we had a great time anyway. Below are some of my favorite photos. My complete trip report is here:

    http://livefreeandhikenh.blogspot.co...nstein_24.html


    Arethusa Falls with a pretty good flow of water


    Bemis Brook


    Painted Trillium


    Fawn Pool


    Bemis Falls


    Colesium Falls


    Bemis Trail (or root ladder) back up to the Arethusa Falls Trails...very steep


    Purple Trillium


    Mushroom


    Buck or Bull rub...probably a buck since it was pretty low on the tree


    Cloudy views from Frankenstein Cliffs


    More views

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    Cliffs from below


    Left: Hobblebush that hasn't bloomed on the Bemis Brook Trail
    Middle: Hobblebush budding but not bloomed on the Arethusa-Ripley Falls Trail
    Right: Hobblebush fully bloomed on the Frankenstein Cliff Trail
    This trend was consistent along the whole hike.


    Frankenstein Trestle


    Woodpecker Domination

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    Beautiful pics and thanks for sharing... I've never seen it other than winter time and it looks very different than when I saw it last time climbing there

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    'when it starts to hurt your nearly halfway and probably should get out those ropes & put your crampons on"

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    Nice pictures Karl. It's good to see the flowers awakening after a long, cold winter. Thanks for sharing with us!
    Bob

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    Twenty, ten, five and let it freeeeEEEEEEeeze!

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    Thanks guys. It was a fun trip and it was nice to see the wildflowers up there!

    Karl

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    Great TR with words and pictures, I always enjoy them.

    I was up last weekend with my sister and Brother in Law. Originally it was supposed to be just me and my sister and we were planning on Chocorua, but brother in law drove up with her and he has been having problems with his back and legs, so not a good idea for him to be in the woods. He kept wanting to hike, I thought about Arethusa Falls, but that probably would have been tough on him as well, so I took them on a baby hike to Ripley Falls, it's very pretty there too.

    Funny about the weather, No. Conway was all blue skies and about 5 mile out it started to pour, so bad that I had to pull over. We got to the Willey house and the skies were stunningly blue, so we got out and fed the ducks and did the nature walk around the lake, then we drove to Ripley. We did that and as soon as we got back to the car it started to rain and then pour most of the way back. Once back in No. Conway, blue skies again, go figure...

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    Very nice pictures
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