Bob Jensen's Second Set of Favorite Mountain Pictures
Including Some of John Compton's Pictures Taken on White Mountain Hiking Trails

Bob Jensen at Trinity University 

Erika bringing in the mail bag

The Winter of 2012 has been a lousy now year
There's snow on the mountain tops and on the downhill ski trails (using mostly man-made snow this year)

This is one of my favorite sunrise pictures taken from my desk
The bright light is the reflection of the flash on the window glass
The camera was pointed northeast between Mt. Washington (not shown) and Cannon Mountain (not shown)



This is a sunrise picture taken from my desk with the camera pointed north

The pointed mountain is Mt. Garfield between the Twin Mountains and Mt. Lafayette
The pink glow is the reflection of the setting sun

The views from our driveway are spectacular when looking down at the clouds

This picture was taken from our driveway in 2011. We've not had this much snow yet in 2012.

Across from our front yard there's a lookout point with a board carving of the names of visible White Mountains

In the opposite direction toward the west over our back yard the Green Mountains of Vermont are miles away

Moon shots from our bedroom window facing west


Because of the lack of snow in 2012 winter hiking in the White Mountains is easier
Especially note the archive of John Compton's blogs at the bottom of the page at


Easton's Mud Pond is located very near the trailhead for the Jericho Road Trail. This was my first visit to this spot. It is only about 400 ft off the east side on NH 116, and I've driven past it countless times over the years. It's not visible from the road, and as they say, "out of sight, out of mind"! In Steve Smith's book "Ponds & Lakes of the White Mountains", mention is made of a path leading down to Mud Pond from NH 116. I didn't take time to look for the path. Instead, I just parked on the shoulder of the road, then plunged into the open woods and headed straight for the west end of the pond to get a view of South Kinsman poking above the pond's east end.
The photo below shows the view from the west end of Mud Pond (Easton).
John Compton at


My previous treks to Mud Pond have all been launched from the northern trailhead, and they have all been done during summer months. And so, the southern approach route was new to me, as was the trek to this spot during the winter. As you might expect, the scene at Mud Pond during the winter is quite different from the summertime view. This stark contrast is shown in the next photo which compares a snapshot taken during this trek versus one taken during one of my summer hikes to Mud Pond.
John Compton at

There is a chain of about 7 other smaller ponds just a short distance to the north of Mud Pond. These ponds are the result of beaver activity, and the collection is sometimes referred to as simply the Tunnel Brook Ponds. From many locations along these ponds, there is a view Mt. Moosilauke's South Peak (snow-capped peak seen in the next two photos)
John Compton at

In the 1990s, Bruce, Doreen, & Daniel Bolnick published a book entitled "Waterfalls of the White Mountains".
Shown in the snippet below is the total description of Shell Cascade as described in the Bolnick's book.
John Compton at

The weather conditions for the higher summits as predicted by the Mt. Washington Observatory were simply too irresistible to pass up. By mid morning, I could no longer resist the urge to spend a portion of Christmas Eve in the mountains. So, I opted to head up the Franconia Ridge via the Falling Waters Trail. Before reaching the area around Cloudland Falls, I had already peeled off all my layers and was down to shirt sleeves. Although perspiration was dripping off me, the liquids around me were suspended in a frozen state.
John Compton at

Mt. Washington and the other Presidentials in the background


In July 2011, Bob Jensen took this shot from the Rim Trail on Cannon Mountain (facing the southeast)

In the summer months we watch gliders from our living room (the camera was zoomed for this shot)


In lupine season we wish tourists would not walk among the lupine in front of your cottage


More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories

Bob Jensen's photo set on White Mountain Hiking Trails ---

Long Trail Photographs (the Green Mountains of Vermont) Trail Photographs 
Oldest Long Distance Hiking Trail in the United States

February 18, 2012 message from my good friend Barry Rice in Baltimore

In the last 28 months, The Baltimore Sun has published all three of my submissions in the Travel Section of the print edition. The most recent was last Sunday. You can see them using this link even if you donít have a Facebook account:


On May 14, 2006 I retired from Trinity University after a long and wonderful career as an accounting professor in four universities. I was generously granted "Emeritus" status by the Trustees of Trinity University. My wife and I now live in a cottage in the White Mountains of New Hampshire ---

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Our cottage was known as the Brayton Cottage in the early 1900s
Sunset Hill is a ridge overlooking with New Hampshire's White Mountains to the East
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