Throwback Adventure – Wiley Pond area

I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventure”, and will plan on posting them every Thursday. These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing. Many of these Throwback Adventures will include our Buster, who was known for his crazy tail, his happy howl, and his zest for life. We miss him dearly…he is forever in our hearts!

The Wiley Pond area is located in the Crawford Notch portion of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. This spot is right on the main drag and is associated with the Historic Wiley House which is famous due to the weather tragedy of 1826. The family residing in the home were killed by the avalanche when attempting to escape the powerful flood. The area later became popular for tourism as the home was one of few structures that survived this devastating storm. The location currently highlights Mount Wiley, and Wiley Pond. In addition there is a restaurant, gift shop, and trails in the area.

We have Adventured to the Wiley House Historic area on at least four occasions, visited with Shadow, Buster, Wilma, and my Mom. This location is one of the most gorgeous spots I have ever seen on our Adventures. The mountains come together framing the little Pond, and often times creating a beautiful reflection. There are ducks in the pond in many seasons, while the pond actually vanishes in the winter. We have enjoyed the trails in the back, but nothing compares to the pure beauty of the sitting area at the Pond. The Pond is also perfect for some dog dips and refreshing sips, a favorite perk of our Shadow.

As you can see below I was quite humored on one of our visits as it was Wilma’s 1st Birthday, a perfect excuse for a daytrip! Sooooo of course why not some birthday hat, mountain photos?! Too many photographs on that day, but Wilma was quite adorable in her hat, framed by the gorgeous snow covered mountains! On that same winter visit the area was quite vacant, providing some off-leash fun and exploring for our Shadow. Quite stunning to see this area through a winter lens.

I also have enjoyed taking a photograph of Shadow and Buster (with me), and later Shadow and Wilma at the same piece of driftwood. Several quick snapshots of absolutely cherished memories at this scenic destination. Although the photos do not give it justice, they attempt to provide a visual summary of why I adore the White Mountains. It really is one of the most beautiful places in New England (Rating: 5)

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