New Hampshire Warnings and Dangers

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New Hampshire Warnings and Dangers

  • Unless you ride a motorcycle...

    Every year New Hampshire has a "Bike Week". Thousands of motorcycles descend on the state and unless you are riding one, you may not think it's such a wonderful event. Of course there are the responsible cyclists who pay attention, drive sober, and exercise safe driving and precautions, but then there are others who....well, you know the rest of...

  • Hike with CAUTION

    Hiking in high alpine climates - that are very much a part of the White Mtn range - can be dangerous for those unprepared. Even if you are prepared, things can go wrong. People die on the mountains here! Sometimes, by accident, but more often it is human error. Be smart and don't become a statistic.See - Appalachian Mtn Club site for...

  • No Longer a Must See: Old Man of the...

    Sadly, in 2003 The Old Man of the Mountain collapsed! Before then (including our visit), most people who visited the "Granite State" made sure to see this wonderful site. Yes, it was, even then, just a pile of rocks unless you would see it from one of the five points down below where a man's face could be seen. It was located on Profile Mountain in...

  • Watch out for the Undertow

    Watch your kids at the ocean-side when the tide is going out, depending on the time of month the tidal pull can be quite strong and knock down smaller kids. -I know because this used to happen to me all the time when I was young!

  • Moose

    You'll see plenty of signs like this one traveling through northern New Hampshire. Collisions with moose are fairly common here, although we did not even come close to having any incidents. Actually, I was hoping to see some moose so I could get some pics of them.There are lots of moose along Rt. 3, north of Pittsburg. If you want to see moose, you...

  • Don't be caught unprepared for cold...

    All of the White Mountains, and Mt Washington especially, are known for their extreme weather. It may be summer down at the bottom, but if you plan on hiking any of these mountains be prepared for the possibility of cold, windy weather at the top. If in doubt, turn around.

  • Changing weather conditions. ...

    Changing weather conditions. New Hampshire experiences all types of weather conditions and depending on the area or altitude, conditions can vary greatly. So, be prepare for all types of weather. For example, if you are climbing/hiking in the mountains on a hot summer day, take a jacket with you to the summit. It is not unusual for temperatures at...

  • Black Bears...

    Although I have never actually seen any while hiking/camping, New Hampshire is home to many black bears. So, be on the lookout and know what to do just in case you come face-to-face with a Black Bear.

  • Only drastic weather changes in the...

    New Hampshire is realtively safe. The only dangers I've heard is that the weather can change dramatically while hiking in the high mountains.

  • Watch the Speed Limits!

    There are lots of small country towns in New Hampshire and the speed limits will suddenly change from 55 to 35 very quickly when you are on the side roads away from any highways. Watch for this! If you're here to take in the views, trees, colors ... take your time, relax and enjoy. Stop once in awhile and take a look around. Take some pictures!

  • Take Heed: Weather in the...

    Take Heed: Weather in the White Mountains can change quickly and severely. This is no joke. It will happen. You will set out in perfect sun and beautiful weather, only to find snow, wind, or rain withing minutes (it is not unheard of to get snow in June in the high peaks) which can disorient you quickly. People die here, often, and New Hampshire...

  • Bug Central - Watch Out!

    It's funny how quickly we forget things. However, I was reminded recently of how absolutely unbearable black fly season is in New Hampshire! These little biting insects can make your hike/camp/picnic a complete misery and the itchy welts will last for days - even weeks! The black flies are at their peak from April thru June. After that the...

  • If you are going hiking in the...

    If you are going hiking in the White Mountains and not just in the Presidential Range, remember that the weather can rapidly worsen and you can get hypothermia in any season. Don't go unless you know what you are doing and are properly equipped and turn back immediately at the first sign of bad weather. Many have died here, even in summer. These...

  • Watch for moose crossing the...

    Watch for moose crossing the roads. If you hit one your car will probably sustain more damage than the moose. I saw one along the Kancamagus Highway but couldn't get a good pic of it.

  • There are bears in the...

    There are bears in the mountains but if you do encounter one it will probably be the tail end of one as it retreats from you. Just be careful and if you see a bear keep your distance. Make it aware of your presence by clapping, talking, singing, or making other noises.This bear, however, seemed only too happy to pose for pictures :-)

  • Poison Ivy, a lovely looking...

    Poison Ivy, a lovely looking vine with three leaves, that causes a very bad rash. Contact with the plant needs to be washed off using a good cleaning soap. A number of people will get the rash by touching the oil residue on clothes which can lead to getting the rash. Smoke from burning the plant can also cause problems. DO NOT RUIN YOUR TRIP......

  • Be ware of falling trees in...

    Be ware of falling trees in thunderstorms! Capt. Sam. Greene, 16 years of Age, was hit by a tree and killed as he was traveling this road. The marker stone reads:'Killed on this spot by a fall of a tree, 25th Sept. 1798... a monument for filial piety to paternal affetier.'Your car is a safe location during a thunder storm. DO NOT STAND OR PARK...

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