David walked across our town (Lyme NH), from its lowest point to its highest point by following Grant Brook.
From New Years 2017-18
Family photo at Grandpa Jack's 80th birthday party. David, Jack, Peter, John, Andy, PJ; Pam, Mara, Katie, Carolyn, Emilie. (Ian was absent).
David rowing on the river near home. Photo by Jack Kotz.
A Beaver near our home prepares to slap his tail in warning.
Morning view across the Connecticut River, from our dock.
Sebastian explores on Easter Sunday.
From 2013 September river scenes
Sam and Andy paddling the river at sunset.
First proper snowfall of the year.
From Winter begins
DOC Trips at the Skiway, 2017.
From 2017 DOC Trips
Lodj croo co-chief Sarah Salzman - DOC Trips at the Skiway, 2017.
Tent for housing trippees - DOC Trips at the Skiway, 2017.
Video slide-show tour of Lyme from bottom to top, with Grant Brook bubbling background.
From Clymbing Lyme from bottom to top
Grant Brook is very pretty above Market Street.
From Homepage photos
Beaver near his den, near our home.
Map of my route from Lyme's low point to high point.
Lower Grant brook is quite pretty.
Grant Brook shows signs of significant flooding, likely from the July 1 storm.
I explored the summit area and descended by the Ranger Trail.
The Ranger Trail is the most direct path to the summit of Smarts Mountain.
The Ranger Trail spends some time following the main branch of Grant Brook.
Old corduroy on the Ranger Trail probably dates from the ranger days.
The Ranger Trail passes by the rangers' old garage.
View to Cube and Moosilauke from Smarts Mountain summit tower.
View of Lyme (back along my route) from Smarts Mountain summit tower.
Panoramic view from Smarts summit, to the southeast.
I reach the summit of Smarts Mountain, Lyme's highest point, 13.8 miles after starting at its lowest point.
A beautiful tent site is near the trail along the summit ridge of Smarts Mountain.
This sign informs me that I'm nearing the summit.
The upper section of the AT/Ranger trail is extremely steep and eroded, but there is some impressive trailwork.
The Appalachian Trail meets the Ranger Trail and they jointly climb the mountain from there.
The Appalachian Trail traverses Lambert Ridge on Smarts Mountain.
A view of Smarts Mountain from the Lambert Ridge trail.
A Pepsi can is a clue I must be close to the trail.
Lichen decorates Lambert Ridge on Smarts Mountain.