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The Other Swift River (New Hampshire)

I spend a lot of time on location at the Swift River, which is actually three rivers, in central Massachusetts.  There is another, equally interesting but more mountainous Swift River in New England.  This Swift River runs along the Kancamagus Highway outside of Conway in the White Mountains.  It’s a powerful body of water that cuts a valley through mountains ranging from 2000 to 4000 feet on each side.  (Click on the images for a better view.)

If this image makes the River look powerful, that’s appropriate.  However, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the River completely overwhelmed the area, and most of what you see here would have been under water.  The Forest Service is now repairing the damage, and the river seems more like its old self.

Powerful, and beautiful with reflections from the fall foliage and tannin from the decaying leaves.

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  1. Very nice shots, James. I really like the effect tannin has on water’s appearance and the second shot is stellar.

    October 23, 2011

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