View of Mt. Monadnock

View of Mt.MonadnockForty-three miles away as the crow flies from where I stand, a view of Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire over dappled fall foliage.

From Wikipedia:

Mount Monadnock, or Grand Monadnock, is a mountain in the New England state of New Hampshire, known for its presence in the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. It is the most prominent mountain peak in southern New Hampshire and is the highest point in Cheshire County, New Hampshire. It has long been known as one of the most frequently climbed mountains in the world.[3]

At 3,165 feet (965 m), Mount Monadnock is nearly 1,000 feet (305 m) higher than any other mountain peak within 30 miles (48 km) and rises 2,000 feet (610 m) above the surrounding landscape. Mount Monadnock, 62 miles (100 km) northwest of Boston and 38 miles (61 km) southwest of Concord, is located within the towns of Jaffrey and Dublin, New Hampshire.[4]

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79 Responses to View of Mt. Monadnock

  1. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Beautiful. I have hiked around on that beautiful mountain, but have never gone to the top.

  2. Alice Pratt says:

    Have you ever hiked there? I have not.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      No, I’ve never cared to make the hike, 5 miles up and 5 miles back – too far for me. It is a popular spot and rather crowded on good days, I hear. Not a place to be caught in inclement weather!

  3. MK says:

    What a beautiful autumn scene. I’d love to pick up leaves under any of those trees.

  4. pastpeter says:

    Nice picture, Eliza! If we ever lived in MA, I guess we all climbed Monadnock at some point in our lives! As I recall, it was when my sons were in Scouts – long, long ago!

  5. Jim R says:

    I wish we had some like that around here. We have a Pike’s Peak in NE Iowa. But, it is not high. It is a lovely place.

  6. tonytomeo says:

    It is funny how different mountains look in other regions. Ours are steeper and more variable because they are more active, and form in different ways. I mean, unlike the old mountains of New England, ours are still rising and moving about. They also have different vegetation. In our area, they are so densely forested with redwoods that we can not see how furrowed they are. Above Los Angeles, they are so bare that they are the color of the ground below the vegetation.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Yes, your mountains are ‘younger’ and haven’t been worn down by millions of years of weather, including being scoured by glaciers. Monadnock is one of the few mountains here that is bald, most are covered in growth.

  7. Kris P says:

    Lovely to see the fall foliage color developing. It doesn’t look like that here!

  8. jennymarie4 says:

    I’d love to be there to see the fall leaves! 🍂🍁🍂

  9. Wow! A beautiful view 🍀💚

  10. Bela Johnson says:

    I used to go through Jaffrey on a regular basis – stayed in a lovely huge old Victorian B&B there. “The hill” was a beyotch in the winters though 😉

  11. What a vista Eliza! Autumn clads her trees in such fiery tones. To have the wisdom of Emerson and Thoreau’s associated with the mountain must be uplifting to the spirits?

  12. Makes the world a beautiful place

  13. Chloris says:

    A lovely autumn scene and your mountain has great literary associations. I have enjoyed what I have read of Thoreau.

  14. Christina says:

    I really appreciate autumn colour now that I live in an area where there is so little.

  15. A wonderful view. Looks like your color has come on a stayed. Our color is very scarce this year.

  16. Beautiful! And, to capture its glory during the height of foliage season…divine!

  17. Fall color! Thank you.

  18. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Awesome image, Eliza, and thank you so much for the history lesson. Hope you are having a wonderful day!! 🍁

  19. Kathy Sturr says:

    Wowza! When we went to the lake to tuck our fort in for the winter, I was stunned by the beautiful fall foliage. There’s so much I miss being in a village, but the garden is turning fast and it is beautiful in a different way. It was absolutely marvelous at the lake! This is one spectacular view you have Eliza!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Kathy. It is a short drive from my house. Incidentally, I got married in the field to the right (eons ago). It used to be an apple orchard (no longer) but the view was spectacular even if the cool spring prevented the full bloom I had imagined. C’est la vie!
      I bet your lake house is lovely with all the red maples around. You must be in packing mode – hope you get a moment outside to enjoy this gorgeous weather!

      • Kathy Sturr says:

        What a special place to get married!!! I bet the orchard was beautiful – love those old, twisted apple trees. Yes, the lake is spectacular and I’m glad we were able to enjoy it a smudge. Yes, packing, packing, packing up the garden. Yes, enjoying the weather. Planted garlic, brought in all the “unfreezables”, putting pots in the cellar … I have to cut back LOL

  20. Sally says:

    There is nothing quite as enchanting than New England mountains this time of year!!

  21. Joanna says:

    How beautiful!! I really want to climb our Mt. Katahdin someday.

  22. Cathy says:

    A beautiful view Eliza. And your vase on Monday was gorgeous too! I am a bit behind with blogging but hope to catch up soon! 🙂

  23. We lived in that area for a couple of years – beautiful sight. 🙂

  24. Beautiful view and photo!

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  26. bittster says:

    The color is on its way! Maybe it’s not the best year but I’m sure you’ll find the best of it 🙂

  27. Christy B says:

    Oh goodness! It’s lovely!

  28. I used to travel up to New England in the fall just to see scenes like this. Thank you for reminding me of those special times!

  29. michelle says:

    Beautiful. Pretty sure I camped there as a youngster. Loved it.

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