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My commute takes me along a great deal of I-93 daily. Here are some pictures and info on it.

I'll keep posting interesting photos and info here as time permits. I'll put the newest at the top.

18 February, 1998 taken with a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 at low resolurion. All the traffic at the moment except the money hauler was at about 35 to 40 MPH. The car in front of him in the passing lane had just pulled out and was passing. This was taken zoomed in a little as I was backing off waiting for the crash. Fortunately none happened. The truck must have been loaded with coins to give him enough traction to slow it safely. You can see several pictures of Ditch Suction during this trip by clicking ehere if you want.

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A snowmobile on the trail by the turnout for the Old Man of the Mountain viewing in Franconia Notch, New Hampshire. You can find out more about North Country Snowmobiling here. Commuting beside snowmobiles, what fun! This was taken out the windshield with no telephoto.

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A dogsled racing team on the road in Plymouth on I-93 north around Dec. 17, 1997. You can find out more about Sled Dog Racing here.

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A closeup of the back of his truck taken with a monocular used as a telephoto lense. You can go to the photography section of my site for more on that.

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Mount Washington in the clouds taken from Twin Mountain with an 8X21 monocular as a telephoto. Dec. 15, 1997.

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Skiers on Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire taken from the exit for route 18 with an 8X21 monocular as a telephoto. Dec. 15, 1997.

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One of the tram cars approaching the top of Cannon Mountain, NH, taken from the exit for route 18 with an 8X21 monocular as a telephoto. Dec. 15, 1997.

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Snow guns making snow by a ski lift at Cannon Mt., taken from the exit for route 18 with an 8X21 monocular as a telephoto. Dec. 15, 1997.

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Stockpiling snow.

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Another snow gun.

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The Old Man of the Mountain. You can see a huge amount of info about him including the museum, pictures of the top of him, etc., by clicking here: Franconia Notch and the Old Man of the Mountain. This was taken with an 8X21 monocular as a telephoto. Dec. 15, 1997.

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The Old Man of the Mountain, Dec. 1, 1997, no telephoto.

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Same.

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The rocks that make up the Old Man of the Mountain seen from the south. This was taken with an 8X21 monocular as a telephoto. Dec. 15, 1997.

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The same view without the telephoto. Same day one minute before..

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The tower at the top of Cannon Mountain taken with an 8X21 monocular as a telephoto. Dec. 15, 1997.

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Route 3 north, Dec. 14, 1997.

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Old Man of the Mountain.

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Approaching Boise Rock.

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Cannon.

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The mountain across from Cannon Mt.

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Approaching Mt. Lafayette trail parking area.

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The south side of Cannon Mt., NH, Dec 1, 1997.

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Corrigan Hill in Lancaster, NH, Route 3 north, Nov. 29, 1997.

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Route 3 north in Whitefield, NH, Nov. 29, 1997.

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On Route 3 north at the intersection with Route 115 in Twin Mountain, NH, Nov. 29, 1997. It says "Merry Christmas" on the bumper of the truck approaching.

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Route 3 in Bethlehem, NH, Nov. 29, 1997 by Trudeau Road.

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Route 3 in Bethlehem, NH, Nov. 29, 1997.

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Just north of Franconia Notch on I-93, Nov. 29, 1997.

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Cannon Mountain Ski area, Nov. 29, 1997.

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Most truck drivers are paid by the mile. Not a good day for making money. This is going northbound in Franconia Notch, just before the turnout for the Old Man of the Mountain viewing.

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Nov. 29, 1997, Boise Rock, Franconia Notch, New Hampshire.

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The water stop at Boise Rock, Nov. 29.

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Plowing in a winter wonderland on I-93. Nov. 29, 1997.

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New Hampshire State Troopers heading out again for a long, slippery, ditch suction ridden night. Last night of November, 1997.

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Snow on the mountains!

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Cannon Mountain. Nov 26 1997.

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November 26, 1997.

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In the Notch. Nov. 26 1997.

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Approaching Boise Rock Nov. 26 1997.

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Near the Old Man viewing area 11/26/97.

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Profile Lake, Nov. 26 1997, the first day it's been frozen over completely.

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Cannon Mountain Ski area. You can see the snow makers going. Nov. 26, 1997. They are pumping compressed air and water to make snow.

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At the route 18 exit looking back at Cannon, Nov. 26 1997.

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Another view of the same 11/26/97.

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My 1997 Saturn SL1 by the route 18 exit at the north end of Franconia Notch, NH, November 26, 1997.

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A load of Christmas trees headed south on route 3 a few miles north of the notch on Nov. 26, 1997.

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On route 3 north in Bethlehem. That's Mount Madison straight ahead 11/26/97.

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A state plow truck in the notch. Notice the wings on both sides. When he drops them and the plow he can clear three lanes at once 11/26/97.

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Maplewood Hill Road in Bethlehem. This is a "short cut" road I use most of the time 11/26/97.

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A vehicle in the road on my commute. You can see more about this and other equipment in the logging section of this site.

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Cannon is obscured by clouds on November 22nd, 1997.

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Approaching Woodstock on I-93, nov. 22, 1997.

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A state plow truck pushing back snow with the plow and wing.

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Cannon Mountain, November 21, 1993.

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The same, nov. 21 a little farther up the notch.

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New Hampshire highway crews are constantly at work keeping our highways in shape. Here they are replacing a guard rail section someone hit.

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Urban commuters, eat your hearts out!

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More heavy traffic.

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Climbing the big hill up to Franconia Notch.

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Approaching Cannon Mountain in Franconia Notch. It's the big one on the left with clouds obscuring the top. You can see a A 360 degree view from the top of Cannon Mountain by clicking here.

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Yes, that's snow on November 16, 1997.

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The Old Man of the Mountain. I have a lot of pictures from and of the top of the Old man. Click on the Franconia Notch Index to see more.

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Cannon Mountain Ski Area on November 16, 1997.

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And going down the north end of the notch Nov. 16.

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Two New Hampshire State Troopers in Plymouth, NH. There had just been an accident here as evidenced by green radiator fluid in the road.

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A Canadian trucker approaching. I was doing about 45 MPH, he was at about 75 MPH. Finally I got sick of chancing being rear ended and speeded up following him. Several others had passed before him. The Saturn remained completely stable, happily.

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Somewhere around Campton.

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Approaching Woodstock.

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In the Notch again.

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The Canadian truckers stopping to clean off their headlights. Earlier I heard a trucker warning folks to look out for an idiot driving with his lights off and without snow tires at about 30 MPH on the freeway. When I passed him he was skittering all over his lane. Folks, if you're going to drive up here in the winter, get real snow tires, and turn on your lights!

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State highway crews plowing just north of the notch on route 3.

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By Trudeau road in Bethelhem.

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Twin Mountain, NH on Nov. 18. That's Mount Washington in the background.

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Approaching Lancaster. Hope they get the wolves before they are eaten! (But what could they expect with only 4 horsepower? Should have had a Saturn!)

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Approaching the Notch from the south in October 1997.

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In the Notch.

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It's foliage season, which means it's also one of our tourist seasons.

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Cannon Mountain Ski Area.

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And looking down the notch.

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I-93 north. The exit for Lancaster is just around the corner.

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A mile on up the road on route 3.

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Road work in Whitefield.

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A big pipe on I-93 north.

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Porta Potties on their way to the New Hampshire Highland Games.

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Approaching the notch in September 1997

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