Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Flume Gorge - Self Guided Hike

Franconia Notch State Park
Lincoln, NH

I spent the morning at The Flume Gorge located at the base of Mt. Liberty.  The visitor's center is easy to find, located just off of I93 in the Franconia Notch State Park. At the center I bumped into an old friend, his wife and his son, and went on the self-guided 2-mile hike with them. The hike takes approximately one hour and 15 minutes but we took our time snapping many photos (I took a couple of vids) and overall it took us 2 hours. Sure, it's a short hike, but there are alot of features packed into this hike. I wasn't put off by the $13 entrance fee, especially after seeing how well-maintained the park is. Sorry for the somewhat dirty lens and blurry iPhone shots!

Link:
Flume Gorge & Visitor Center

*Click on photos to see larger views

The Flume Covered Bridge 

Table Rock (2)


The Flume Gorge (8/9)















Avalanche Falls

Flume Gorge Top (3)



Liberty Gorge (2/3)




The Pool & Sentinel Pine Bridge (2)




Somebody's Lunch!


Tree Roots growing over rocks


Mt. Liberty, elevation 4,406ft