Taken on the trail to “The Basin” on Friday October 3/08. Nikon D40, Nikkor 18-55mm lens.
The Basin is a naturally occuring granite bowl in the White Mountains range and is part of the Franconia Notch State Park, located in the heart of the popular White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire USA
On this trail are cascades and waterfalls leading to The Basin, which is believed to have been eroded 15,000 years ago while the North American ice sheet was melting. The Basin has been smoothed by small stones and sand, whirled around by the Pemigewasset River.
I didn’t make it as far as The Basin this time (have been there in the past), because I was caught by surprise in an unexpected downpour. I quickly shoved my camera into the case and wrapped my sweater around it. Then looked for my friend Wanda who was nowhere to be found. She had made it all the way to The Basin ahead of me. I was lucky to find cover under the roof of an outhouse at the beginning of the trail. It rained and hailed for about 20 minutes. When my friend Wanda made it back, she was soaking wet. This is one of two shots I managed to get.
Top Ten placement in the Sets of Two-
Green challenge, November 2008
Top Ten in the Seasonalscapes Autumn- April 2009 challenge
Featured in the All Countries-Streams, Brooks, Creeks, Rivers, Ponds & Lakes group November 2008