Cannon Mountian and The Flume Gorge

Trip Start Jun 17, 2010
Trip End Ongoing

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Franconia Notch

Flag of United States  , New Hampshire
Friday, July 2, 2010

Today was a beautiful day! Once again, a sunny day in the high 70's without a cloud in the sky. We really lucked out with weather so far *knock on wood*. Today we made a loop around the White Mountians over to Franconia Notch State Park. It was the clearest day we've had so far so the views were amazing on the way. It would've been a perfect day to go up to Mount Washington, but we figured since we did that last year we would try something new. The first place we stopped at was Cannon Mountian Ski area. We took the tram up Cannon Mountian and walked around the small trails on the top. It was gorgeous! You can see four different states and Canada from the top. I thought I was going to be extremely freaked out going up the tram (I'm not really fond of hanging over mountian cliffs at extreme heights), but the ride up was smooth and there really was so much to see that kept me busy instead of thinking about the height. The views from the top were amazing and we spent quite a while there looking around and taking pictures.
We walked around the Ski museum at the bottom of the mountain for awhile then headed over to the down of Franconia at ate at a cute little Italian place. I had a chicken parmasian sub and some oatmeal cookies..mmm.
After lunch we went to The Flume Gorge which was right around the corner from Cannon Mountian. The gorge was amazing. There is a trail that takes you right through it where you can stop at different view points that give you a little bit of history about the gorge. It was a really pretty.. lots of waterfalls, streams and huge rock cliffs.
After going to the Flume we drove over to where the Cog railroad starts up Mt. Washington. I was so tempted to take it up because there was seriously not even a smigen of a cloud in the sky and I can imagine the views from the top. But we decided against it as we had been gone all day and Harley stayed back at the campsite and we figured he was ready to be taken out and fed. On the way home we saw three foxes, one which stood right next to the jeep and stared at us. It was weird that he wasn't afraid of us and we thought it might be rabid, but it looked healthy so I don't know?
Anyway, another great day in New Hampshire-couldn't have been better! :o))
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