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Driving the Mt. Washington Auto Road

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"It belongs to the mountain." There are many things I will remember about the day I drove myself and my three grandchildren up the Auto Road to the Mt. Washington summit. But the most memorable is that statement made by my 5-year old grandson.
I always wanted to drive up the Auto Road and show my 3 oldest grandchildren (ages 7, 5 and 2½ yrs) the views from the summit. My husband was out of town on a golfing trip with his buddies so I took that opportunity to make the drive. Plus, the tollbooth fee at the Auto Road of $37 is a lot better than the Cog's $110 price tag.
I had my daughter pack cold weather clothing for the grandkids, just in case. I checked the weather report on the Mt. Washington Observatory website the night before and on the morning of the drive. The rains would hold off and so I packed my pickup and loaded the kids in. As we pulled out of our driveway, I yelled, "Mt. Washington, here we come!" All three giggled in excitement.
With two (bathroom) …

Waterfall Photography Workshop

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I had taken several workshops with Ian Murray through his Photography Workshops meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/Photoworks/. But I was really looking forward to this particular workshop. This was going to be an full day workshop in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. We met up at 9:30am at the Dunkin Donuts on Route 112 in Lincoln, NH. I was 30 minutes early so I stopped by Lahouts Summit Shop first, browsed a bit and spoke with Chuck about ice climbing boots.
At Dunkin Donuts Ian handed out workshop notes and the 8 of us carpooled in 4 cars. The plan for the day was to start out at Dunkin Donuts, making our way up route 112, then onto routes 302, 16 and 3, southbound on I-93, and finally meet back up at Dunkin Donuts.
We started out east on 112 and our first stop was about 20 miles away, at Sabaday Falls. The parking lot was plowed but the trailhead wasn't. We decided to skip this falls and headed back out onto 112. We stopped in Albany at the trailhead of Rocky …