Sunday, August 18, 2013

Arethusa Falls








Arethusa Falls is by some accounts the tallest waterfall in New Hampshire.  It is found by climbing 1-1/2 miles into the forest off the highway through Crawford Notch in New Hampshire's White Mountains.

The classic old 1902 Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods is five miles up the road.  It was the site of the 1944 Bretton Woods monetary conference at which the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund were established.


28 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well done on the climb Jack, the photos were well worth it! what a fabulous outlook the Mount Washington Hotel must have..book me in :)

Gregory Urbano said...

beautiful falls and hotel!

Kate said...

That hotel is really something! Looks like an appropriate place to discuss money.

Birdman said...

Hiked it many times. Refreshing and wicked COLD!

Sue said...

The Mount Washington is a great old hotel. I stayed there for my honeymoon in the late 80s. At that time the common areas were nicely done but the rooms needed a facelift. Still a lovely place to stay though.

VP said...

Arethusa was a nymph whose name means the waterer: this is a great name for a place like this. The hotel is simply wonderful!

Ed said...

Great images, Jack. That is a grand hotel. I need to get up to the White Mountains sometime. I'm sure seeing the waterfall made the hike worth it.

Taken For Granted said...

Impressive waterfall and hotel in a woodsy, mountain setting. Looks like a fine walk to get there.

Sharon said...

Impressive hotel and equally impressive waterfall. Looks like a wonderful place to get back to nature.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

My mother used to say that instead of holding international conferences in resort settings, they should hold them in undesirable locations so that the negotiators would be more incentivized to achieve progress.

Randy said...

Great looking falls.

Sylvia K said...

WOW! What a beautiful place -- the falls and the hotel!! Wonderful captures as always, Jack! I even love those moody skies and your "models" for the day are perfect! Hope your weekend is going well!

Malyss said...

Love the mood of your last pic with this dramatic sky!

cieldequimper said...

You've just reminded me of my history lessons. It looks like it's a beautiful area!

Lowell said...

No pain, no gain. I can remember hiking several miles in the woods of northern Minnesota to get to some waterfalls. That was worth it, too. What a majestic hotel and setting!

If I haven't mentioned it before, love you header!

William Kendall said...

I've been to those falls once. Terrific images today, Jack!

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Jack (oops, can't say that too loud here....),

Great shots of a really neat place. It looks like a cool, comfy place to be right now.

Sunday greetings from Port Canaveral,
Lois :)

LONDONLULU said...

Beautiful view of an economic icon. Sounds a long hike, but with great payoff, what scenery!

Kay said...

The hotel looks like the sort of place where important, historic events take place. Very grand. And the falls are beautiful. I love the smooth polish of the top of the log in the first shot.

Stefan Jansson said...

Wow, great place, both the hotel and the water fall.

RedPat said...

Love the pics, Jack! What a great hotel!

Bob Crowe said...

The last photo reminds me of shots of The Stanley in Colorado or The Homestead in Virginia. When I was a child my family spend a week at the Balsams in Dixville Notch. I still remember the string quartet in the lobby before dinner.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful hotel! Book me a room!

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful images, the last one has so dramatic sky!Amazing!
Léia

JM said...

Gorgeous waterfall and the hotel shot is fantastic too!

jennyfreckles said...

What a pity I'm not staying there! I guess I might make it to the falls though.

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh my goodness. I haven't been to Arethusa Falls for way too long!

Julianne Lesinski said...

Perfect :)