Fall Hiking in New Hampshire

 My husband and I spent a weekend at Loon Mountain this fall.  We enjoyed all the pretty fall foliage as well as enjoying some fall hiking.  We hiked for a good 5 miles.  It was drizzly and wet and quite foggy so we picked some of the lower, flatter trails to walk that rain along the Pemigewasset river.  We parked at The Basin and hiked ALL around.

The view from the dining room window while we fueled up with a buffet breakfast.  With the fog already in place we knew any summit trails would not be worth the effort for zero views.


a cute little waterfall right near the hotel parking lot. 


We started out on the Basin Cascade trail but the river was running so high we could not cross it in either of the two places on the loop trail.  So our plans to hike that trail to the lake were thwarted... We went back to the actual Basin (for a third time having hiked from the basin to the first part of the river crossing then hiking back to the Basin to take the trail in the opposite direction).





















We hiked out past the baby flume using the Pemi trail to try and meet up with the Basin cascade.  Then we finally set out on the Pemi trail in the complete opposite direction and hiked it all the way to the Lafayette Campground then picked up the bike trail for our walk back to the car. 


The Basin

baby flume





The Pemi trail follows the water the whole way with the bike trail on the opposite side of the water. 


The flat, paved path on the way back to the car was a welcome sight. 



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Comments

  1. Oh my gosh -- this post makes me want skip work today and go for a fall hike! These pictures are gorgeous!!!

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  2. Thank you for sharing, what a beautiful place. I love the Autumnal trees and waterfalls are always a delight. This has really made my day.

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    1. You're welcome! I told my husband that if it weren't for the cold snowy winters I'd be ready to just move to the White Mountain region for good.

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  3. It looks like a wonderful break away despite the weather.

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  4. Beautiful photos - a great place to hike this autumn. #MMBC

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  5. Look at those waterfalls and ooo that foliage!!

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    1. I just loved that the entire hike was near water!

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  6. This looks beautiful. I love waterfalls!

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  7. How beautiful!! I wish we lived closer to the East Coast.

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    1. I do love the New England views. They're so varied depending on where we go.

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  8. Rainy weather may not be what we want when hiking, but it sure does make some of the best fall pictures. These are gorgeous and how wonderful that you could have another getaway with your husband!

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    1. I loved how the foggy mist made these photos look!

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  9. All of the fog and mist look so cool. I love Fall hiking. It is just so beautiful!

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    1. It really is; and it was just cold and wet enough that there were no bug around either!

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  10. All of your photos are gorgeous! I love going on a fall hike myself. I have a few trails I like to take my sons to as we hike together during this time of year. It's just beautiful

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  11. What beautiful scenery on your hike. I love the fall colours and all the little waterfalls you found along the way. #MMBC

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  12. Look at all the beautiful fall colors!!!!

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  13. Gorgeous! I can almost smell the forest!

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  14. Pretty pretty- hope you had fun!

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  15. You have an amazing eye for capturing the essence of the countryside. Beautiful, somewhat mystical.

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  16. I think the fog makes the photos even more beautiful. What wonderful views.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I thought the fog really worked in the photos too.

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  17. How nice to go on that hike with your husband. I enjoyed looking at the beautiful fall foliage photos. Thanks for the blog visit today Joanne. I hope you have a nice week ahead.

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  18. What a beautiful place to hike! It looks peaceful!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  19. Thank you for sharing, what a beautiful place

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  20. What a wonderful walk! There's nothing like a walk in the forest in autumn, (almost) regardless of the weather!

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    1. It is my favorite time of year for hiking.

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  21. Oh my goodness, this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing all the fall foilage with us!

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  22. How lovely are the images. It looks wet and damp of course but you did it. I am afraid, I would likely fall over..LOL.

    Thanks so much for linking up for #LifeThisWeek. Next week I will publish the second half of the Women of Courage Wrap but the optional prompt is "X Marks the Spot". Great to have your blog as part of the community here this week. Denyse.

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    1. It was beautiful and we had a great time. I never thought I'd say that about hiking in wet weather.

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  23. What a neat hike! It's too bad it was drizzly and wet, but it made for some pretty neat spooky/moody pictures!

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  24. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing the My Big Fat Menopausal Life's Share the Wealth Party - Have a fabulous weekend!

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  25. Such beautiful scenery. love the colors of the trees. Thanks for sharing at Love Your Creativity. I am happy to feature your post on Sunday.

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