State/Province/Region
NH
Country
US
Nearest Area
White Mountain National Forest
Town
Bartlett
Brief Directions

Rt. 302 to Bartlett, then follow Sawyer River Rd. to the Signal Ridge Trail. A long loop hike is possible.

Notes

2 exposures were blended to old the brightest highlights.

Description

Wilderness is often defined by strict governmental boundaries but for me, it is more of a feeling I get from a place. This image came together during sunrise on the summer solstice atop Mount Carrigain in New Hampshire's White Mountains. While not technically in a designated Wilderness Area, the commanding summit view overlooks three of New Hampshire's recognized Wilderness Areas and oozes the qualities that make it wild - solitude, roadless, and not easily accessed. The warm light of sunrise painted these evergreens orange, looking more like a fall scene. Franconia Ridge in the distance and is painted by alpenglow. The views were equally impressive in the other directions with nothing but forests, valleys, and mountains in site. I spent the night near the summit, only hearing the sound of the wind.

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Date Added
October 7, 2015
Date Taken
October 7, 2015
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