Click for Mount Washington, New Hampshire Forecast

Mt. Washington Temp.
Click pic for forecast.

...More Topics...

 

 

Get Firefox!

Backcountry ski and snowboard gear, camping

Donate towards my web hosting bill!

Made with CSS

Validated by W3C

       
View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Fri May 24, 2019 1:12 am



Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
 Your most favorite viewpoint in the Whites...and beyond!! 
Author Message
Hiking Forums Are My Crack
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:37 pm
Posts: 7137
Location: Exeter, NH
Reply with quote
 Your most favorite viewpoint in the Whites...and beyond!!
A couple times in the last few months I've been on hikes that say they have what is considered by many to be the best singular viewpoint in the region, or something to that effect. Pyramid Peak in the Adirondacks and Wittenberg in the Catskills are the two I'm thinking of, but it got me thinking what is the best singular spot in the Whites? I don't recall ever reading about a "best" spot for the Whites in the guide books, but Zeacliff is often mentioned as a great one and "one of the finest" in the AMC Guide. I have a few also rans but my personal favorite is from the headwall of the Great Gulf in between Clay and Washington. Anyone else have a favorite spot? Just one, no honorable mentions here. Make a decision! :D And post a picture if you have one.

Part two if you want to play along, singular favorite spots in other regions? Acadia, Vermont, Berkshires etc etc?

My favorite view in the Whites...
Image

The rest of my favorites in the Northeast for part two...

Pyramid Peak in the Daks
Image

Pamola Peak in Baxter
Image

Eagles Crag in Acadia National Park
Image

Lincoln Peak in Vermont
Image

Whittenberg Mountain in the Catskills
Image


Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:21 pm
Profile
I Spend All My Time on This Forum
I Spend All My Time on This Forum
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:52 pm
Posts: 4700
Location: Goffstown Avatar:I love you, you love me!
Reply with quote
 
Easy for me to pick mine!

Trailed: West Bond.

Whack: Whitewall.

Brian


Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:57 pm
Profile
Sovereign Woodsman

Joined: Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:40 pm
Posts: 1664
Reply with quote
 
My favorite view was my car in the parking lot of Rocky Branch Trail after a rainy night and hike back after visiting Isolation. Second place - the showers at Pinkham Notch :lol: :lol: :lol:!


Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:59 pm
Profile
Sovereign Woodsman
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:38 pm
Posts: 1123
Location: Nashua
Reply with quote
 
+1 for Whitewall
Image


Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:28 pm
Profile
Sovereign Woodsman
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:21 am
Posts: 1820
Location: Lynn MA
Reply with quote
 
For the Whites


The Great Gulf head wall is certainly Majestic. My personal favorite is The area around Monroe. Such an easy area to walk about. endless views.


Image

Its right where the green stops.

Image

For the Belknaps

Gunstock has it in spades. Major is overrated IMO. The views towards the whites more than make up for the structures at the top. Less people also.

Image


Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:00 pm
Profile
Sovereign Woodsman

Joined: Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:23 pm
Posts: 2264
Location: Lakes Region, NH
Reply with quote
 
From the summit of Percy peak!


Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:22 am
Profile
Sovereign Woodsman
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:12 pm
Posts: 1329
Location: Somersworth NH
Reply with quote
 
I'm actually with GG on this -- I don't know about an exact spot, but anywhere looking at the GG (hey, G's are wild today!) I think is the most dramatic view around. Clay, the Gulfside between Washington and Clay, the Great Gulf Trail climbing up the headwall (did that a couple weeks ago -- awesome), any/all of those are my choice if I can do that. It's not quite the same as when you hike up, but I just drove up with my wife and some nieces/nephews and I had them hike the half-mile down to the headwall from the summit. Cheating and the effect isn't the same, but still awesome!


Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:11 am
Profile
Hiking Forums Are My Crack
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:39 am
Posts: 5663
Location: Not Mass 8)
Reply with quote
 
Being a views whore, any spot anyone else thinks is a great viewpoint so will
I. Tough to pick only a few. I'll third Whitewall though. And since we're in the area.

Zealand Notch on the Ethan Pond Tr. is very special spot to me.
Image
Image

And there's Zeacliff too.
Image

South or Little Guyot.
Image

South from Monroe.
Image

I love these 2 viewpoints on Chocorua.
Image
Image

And just recently, the view from Mt Sargent in Acadia.
Image

_________________
Adventure is not a race. - Unknown


Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:21 pm
Profile
Hiking Forums Are My Crack
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:37 pm
Posts: 7137
Location: Exeter, NH
Reply with quote
 
Uh oh. Rules were very specific so the judges (also views whores consisting of me myself and I) have no choice but to disquallify you for not being able to pick just one! :wink:


Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:29 pm
Profile
Hiking Forums Are My Crack
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:39 am
Posts: 5663
Location: Not Mass 8)
Reply with quote
 
Granite Guy wrote:
Uh oh. Rules were very specific so the judges (also views whores consisting of me myself and I) have no choice but to disquallify you for not being able to pick just one! :wink:


Sorry, I'm not the world traveler you are. 8)

_________________
Adventure is not a race. - Unknown


Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:34 pm
Profile
Hiking Forums Are My Crack
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:37 pm
Posts: 7137
Location: Exeter, NH
Reply with quote
 
JustJoe wrote:
Granite Guy wrote:
Uh oh. Rules were very specific so the judges (also views whores consisting of me myself and I) have no choice but to disquallify you for not being able to pick just one! :wink:


Sorry, I'm not the world traveler you are. 8)


I don't stray more than 250 miles from home these days. 300 at most if Katahdin is involved. Hardly worldy. :(

Judges will however allow the Acadia shot because it's awesome and adheres to the one pic rule for that region. I've only hiked that one twice and didn't have great weather either time. Had no idea you could see so much of the island with the bay wrapping around it from there.


Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:57 pm
Profile
Hiking Forums Are My Crack
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:37 pm
Posts: 7137
Location: Exeter, NH
Reply with quote
 
I am far from expert on the Belknaps and Ossipees, however my favorite spots so far are from the shoulder of Mt. Roberts in the O's.

Image

And while I appreciate the nicer backdrop from Belknap and Gunstock at the other end of the range I'll stick with Mt. Major for my favorite there. It's funny how much less civilization you see from that angle vs the one from Belknap. Most of the lake houses must want the south and west facing sunshine!

Image

Image

And for southern NH Pawtuckaway Mountains from Rocky Ridge
Image


Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:51 pm
Profile
Peak Bagger
Peak Bagger

Joined: Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:03 pm
Posts: 254
Reply with quote
 
No arguments with any of the choices above; all are great.
Regarding Baxter State Park, the views at Chimney Pond are pretty sweet too:

Image

Image


Last edited by hophiker on Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.



Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:49 pm
Profile
Hiking Forums Are My Crack
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:37 pm
Posts: 7137
Location: Exeter, NH
Reply with quote
 
Chimney Pond is an amazing spot. You'd swear you were somewhere in the Rockies instead of New England.


Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:57 pm
Profile
Peak Bagger
Peak Bagger

Joined: Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:03 pm
Posts: 254
Reply with quote
 
I had a Chimney Pond picture as the background on my computer at work, and a friend of mine saw it and said "Where is THAT??!!??" This guy comes from the west and has nothing but disdain for New England mountains. I told him it was in Maine and he couldn't believe it. He's seen Katahdin, but only from the area near Abol Bridge (I think it's impressive from there too). He said "if you had told me that picture was taken in Colorado, I would have believed you".


Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:15 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by Hike-NH.com based on STSoftware.