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Kurchian
01-09-2011, 09:21 PM
This is the third set of old family pictures from the 1950's/60's that I have recently discovered.

Can you identify the locations?

Quietman
01-09-2011, 09:26 PM
The 3rd and 4th pictures are of the old Cannon Mountain Tram.

If you scroll down on THIS (http://www.skimuseum.org/) page, you'll see one of the old Trams in front of the NE Ski Museum at Cannon.

It was the first aerial tram built in North America, and was replaced in 1980 with the current tram.

Fisher Cat
01-09-2011, 09:29 PM
#2 looks like Dead Man's Curve in Pinkham Notch

KPMMBM
01-09-2011, 09:36 PM
#1 reminds me of glen ellis falls.

Dr. Dasypodidae
01-09-2011, 09:37 PM
I believe that the first shot is Glen Ellis Falls, where access is soon to be reworked by USFS (see USFS projects thread).

mirabela
01-09-2011, 10:41 PM
Agreed, #1 is Glen Ellis falls, and #2 is northbound on Rt 16, looking up at the ridge that leads to Wildcat E.

brianW
01-10-2011, 08:37 AM
thanks for sharing. I thought the same as the others. #2 on rt 16 but did not know it had a name.

my parents have a slides of me riding the old tram. I must of been 3 yrs old.

Fisher Cat
01-10-2011, 10:19 AM
thanks for sharing. I thought the same as the others. #2 on rt 16 but did not know it had a name.


It was a bit hairier before they did the widening in recent years. when I was a kid there was the "legend" about a Jeep accident in the mid to late 60's, where the driver was heading southbound, couldn't negotitate the curve, busted through the guardrail, and the Jeep got caught in the treetops and it was supposedly sometime before the bodies were found. Never, in fact, found out anything about it when I got older, but parents loved to play with our minds....just like the story of a dead body found in the ol' Mascot Mine......

In fact, there was one accident where a driver went through the guardrail on Dead Man's Curve, but not at the steepest point, and he escaped with minor injuries, pretty sure it was early to mid 90's.

Ridgewalker
01-10-2011, 11:34 AM
11 and 12 look like Cannon tramway.

MichaelJ
01-10-2011, 01:07 PM
Back in the early 2000's there was a rockslide on what I think is that curve. They detoured the road up and over, nearly straight. You can still see this today as the vegetation grows back.

GeorgeFitch
01-11-2011, 04:30 AM
I didn't realize that curve had a name, but it seems appropriate. I was riding shotgun in an International Scout heading southbound in the snow. We hit that curve, spun wildly, and flipped over on our side. I thought for sure we were going over the guard rail.

:eek:

A few other cars stopped and with some helpful hands we righted the Scout and drove on home like nothing happened.

:cool:

Kurchian
05-09-2013, 08:58 PM
I'm attaching 4 more pictures that I recently discovered. These were taken around 1960. These appear to be taken from the Mt. washington auto road. ANy guesses on what mountains we are looking at?4487448844894490

Lefty E
05-09-2013, 10:25 PM
#13: Jefferson's Knees, Adams, Madison; #14: Adams, JQ Adams, Madison; #15: looks to be looking into Tucks with Boott Spur (Doubleheads etc in back); #16; Lion's Head and Tucks with Mt Washington summit; in 13 I always get confused by that bump before Adams, would that Abigail or Sam or another one???

Billy
05-09-2013, 10:46 PM
Guessing #16 is taken from Square Ledge across the street.
It looks similar to this photo I took in 2007

http://walkinginthewoods.smugmug.com/Hiking-Backpacking-and-1/2007/Mt-Washington-WMNFOctober-2007/i-S9bsJB4/0/L/IMG_2097-L.jpg

nartreb
05-09-2013, 11:06 PM
Agreed.

13 is looking north across the great gulf from near the summit of Mt Washington. Those boulders in the foreground and gravel at bottom right could be the edge of the auto road. Visible are the eastern slopes of Jefferson, Adams, and much of Madison. A few peaks in the distance are surely identifiable as well, but I'm too lazy.

14 pans a little further east than 13, from a spot on the auto road rather lower and farther east than the first one. Could be the southerly loop of the road east of Nelson Crag, where the Nelson Crag trail almost touches. Mt Quincy Adams is now visible, along with more of Madison (Osgood ridge).

15 is way back up on the summit cone - I'm not completely certain but I think Lefty's right: that's looking southeasterly over Tuckerman Ravine at Boott Spur.

16 - Billy nailed it.

erugs
05-10-2013, 11:25 AM
It was a bit hairier before they did the widening in recent years. when I was a kid there was the "legend" about a Jeep accident in the mid to late 60's, where the driver was heading southbound, couldn't negotitate the curve, busted through the guardrail, and the Jeep got caught in the treetops and it was supposedly sometime before the bodies were found. Never, in fact, found out anything about it when I got older, but parents loved to play with our minds....just like the story of a dead body found in the ol' Mascot Mine......

In fact, there was one accident where a driver went through the guardrail on Dead Man's Curve, but not at the steepest point, and he escaped with minor injuries, pretty sure it was early to mid 90's.

These things can happen. I was told about a motorcyclist who wasn't found for a while because his body was up in a tree. Not in the Whites but in Yosemite not that long ago. Unsettling, for sure.
And maybe a good message for kids to think about.

Driver8
05-10-2013, 12:47 PM
OK, without looking at other answers:

1. is Glen Ellis Falls. I took a pic or two from the same spot last July 21.

2. is looking NE-ward at the western end of Wildcat from Rt. 16, maybe a mile south of Pinkham Notch.

3. is looking NE-ward into the north end of Franconia Notch and beyond from near or at Cannon's summit.

4. is decending the skilift on Cannon.

For the second round of pics:

1. Is across the Great Gulf to Adams and Sam Adams at center, Madison at right, and eastward shoulder of Jefferson to the knees.

2. Adams, JQ Adams and Madison (L to R)

3. Nelson Crag and into Gorham, with north end of Moriahs top right.

4. Up to Washington from the Cow Pasture? Not as sure about this one.

(On Edit: I agree with the others who posted before about the last two. I was thrown off by the Auto Road reference and was looking for angles from that area. Clearly incorrect, I can see, looking back at them. Fun exercise. :) )

max
05-10-2013, 07:12 PM
OK here are a few more...some easy, some kinda difficult...ranging from 25 - 35 years ago:

4491 4492 4493 4494 4495

Answers below on post #23 if you'd rather not have them spoil the fun.

max
05-10-2013, 07:14 PM
I couldn't put more than 5 images per message so here's another batch:

4496 4497 4498 4499 4500

Answers below on post #23 if you'd rather not have them spoil the fun.

Driver8
05-11-2013, 02:04 AM
1 & 5: Dunno these shelters.
2: Nubble Peak, based on elevation - I've never been there.
3: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail at about 4500'.
4: Lafayette Summit.

6. Dunno.
7. Carrigain from Zeacliff?
8. Dunno, but I want to!
9. Mt. Jackson summit?
10. Mt. Willey view across Crawford Notch to the Presidentials.

MichaelJ
05-11-2013, 07:34 AM
#8 looks like Thoreau Falls, maybe?

RoySwkr
05-11-2013, 10:29 AM
1 & 5: Dunno these shelters.
2: Nubble Peak, based on elevation - I've never been there.

1 may be Imp, 5 one of the WODC Shehadi?
2 is PaTN, there was one of these signs on every bushwhack 3k in NH until a well-known vandal removed most of them

#8 looks like Thoreau Falls, maybe?
Me too

max
05-11-2013, 11:38 AM
Good guesses!

1. Guyot shelter
2. Peak above the Nubble
3. Ammonusuc Ravine
4. Bond Cliff
5. Camp Rich
6. Ethan Pond shelter
7. Whiteface, Passaconaway in background
8. Thoreau Falls
9. Isolation
10. Willey, Webster Cliff in background

Most taken when my son was less than 10 years old as he'd finished the NH 48 by the time he was 11 with a final climb up Carrigain. He's now nearly 36...time has flown!!

TJsName
05-13-2013, 07:03 PM
13 is looking north across the great gulf from near the summit of Mt Washington. Those boulders in the foreground and gravel at bottom right could be the edge of the auto road. Visible are the eastern slopes of Jefferson, Adams, and much of Madison. A few peaks in the distance are surely identifiable as well, but I'm too lazy.


In the middle left, that might be the Bulge and the Horn creeping in.

max
05-13-2013, 07:14 PM
Here are a few more, should be fairly easy:

4511
4512
4513
4514
4515

RoySwkr
05-13-2013, 08:28 PM
011.jpg & 015.jpg Chocorua?

012.jpg & 016.jpg Pierce & Jackson before trees grew up

013.jpg Eisenhower (Pleasant then ?)

max
05-13-2013, 08:35 PM
Close Roy...4 out of 5...try again on #11 and think STEEP!

Driver8
05-13-2013, 10:22 PM
I think 11 is Huntington Ravine Trail.

max
05-13-2013, 11:32 PM
Nice Driver....that was my son climbing ahead of me in the late 1980's up Huntington!!

thegibba
05-14-2013, 09:03 AM
In 12 you can see the smoke from the cog. pretty cool, thanks for playing this game.