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Old Speck Mountain, September 2011

A weekend of hiking in a remote spot during some unsettled weather. (Crashing thunderstorms with hail and torrential rain are not conducive to photography and are not shown here.)
Photos of me are by Smaranda.
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Road closed due to flooding.

All-terrain vehicle.

green, green forest

moss and fog

foggy morning on Speck Pond.

Clouds lifting on the way up Old Speck.

Dew on the lens...

Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea)


A.T. survey mark

college group pose

Partial view toward Baldpate

Smaranda on Old Speck

Summit marker

"ground pine" (Lycopodium clavatum)

Moss and lichens on lean-to roof

Ramen, breakfast of champions

Improvised serving bowl

Injured grasshopper

Mahoosuc Notch from Mahoosuc Arm

Climbing on Mahoosuc Arm

(Storm close behind)

Unexpected view to Old Speck

Speck Pond and Old Speck

Once we've retreated to camp, the sky clears

Speck Pond


Another frog.

Frog close-up.

Unidentified berry.

Clouds return to Speck Pond.

Russula sp.

LBMs: Little Brownish Mushrooms

Lophocampa maculata

False Solomon's-Seal, Maianthemum racemosum


Rubus fruticosus


Cucumber-root, Medeola virginiana

A spillway in Berlin, NH.

Berlin dam

Mt. Forest

Mt Forest detail