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    Beat the thunderstorm back!!

    That's what Mattl and I did this afternoon. There was hope that we would make it to Smith Pond in Enfield, NH today, but the hike was too spur of the moment, so we weren't able to make it all the way. Still, we discovered some new trails and I know Mattl will be checking them out more, esp since he will be living next to them. Pictures...

    Local wildlife


    Still completely sunny


    Pretty much the turnaround point, we heard out first rumbles


    Mascoma Lake


    Smith Pond Brook


    The clouds that seemed to be moving at like 60 mph...




    Two min before it hit


    After the storm...you can see Mascoma Lake a little bit, starting to get dark


    Not a bad place to call home, I must say.

    The storm brought down some trees, and dropped nickel sized hail across Lebanon, White River Junc, and Hanover. In our lo-cal, it was just a quick downburst of wind and heavy rain. Not too much lightning/thunder, despite hearing it nearly constant as we hiked down. Must have just missed the core of it...

    Hope you like the pics!
    http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/571914715Cadxkc

    grouseking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barkingcat View Post
    Yup -- we got off Cardigan Mountain just a couple of hours before that storm hit. Nearby, at our house, it dumped some hail and serious rain with high winds -- for about five or six minutes. And then it moved on quickly. Freakish!
    Yeah it was quite a storm. I just heard there was a confirmed tornado up in Washington VT that day. Conditions definitely "felt" weird that day. We're not used to having those tornado conditions up here. Glad you made it out in time.]

    grouseking

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    I think the storms in Enfield should have been stronger..

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    Glad you made it. The rain was bouncing here. Nice pic of the brook

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