White Mountains trip, Day 4. Mother Walker Falls

 

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Never let it be said I’m not up for a good waterfall.

Sadly, this Mother wasn’t.

 

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It sounded promising, so we headed down.

 

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And while it was a pretty spot, I didn’t see a whole lot falling.

 

 

 

Oh, there were stacked rocks.

 

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And precariously balanced rocks…

 

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But even when we followed the sound of running water, there wasn’t much falling.

 

 

I’m sure it’s much more impressive in the spring.

 

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But we still enjoyed the walk, the day, and…

 

 

The rocks.

 

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A scenic drive…

 

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Some foliage…

 

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Some mountains…

 

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And a lovely old bed and breakfast later….

 

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We followed someone’s advice and stopped for a meal at the Sudbury Inn in Bethel.

 

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Tucked away out back, down some dark steps… we found what I can only describe as the local dive bar.

 

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Local workmen at the bar (shooting us disgusted looks) and slumming prep school students from Gould Academy made up the clientele. Uncomfortable chairs, spotty silverware and a disinterested (borderline surly) bartender/waiter… who made us wait longer than he had to… made us question why we were there.

 

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But despite the business card decorated ceiling and questionable decor…

 

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There was surprisingly good food and at least 2 dozen beers on tap.

Mr. Personality even accommodated the husband’s preference for grilled chicken with his chicken parm.

 

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Which just goes to show you can’t judge a bar if you’re from out of town…. or something like that.

Our 4th day ended at our resort with us walking past the strange carved bear out front.

 

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If I didn’t know better, I’d swear he was praying for new carpet.

 

 

33 thoughts on “White Mountains trip, Day 4. Mother Walker Falls”

  1. I love the “we want your money, but we don’t really want you” bars you find in touristy places. I love the pictures from the road and from the hike. Waterfalls can be disappointing at times. But it looked like an interesting hike.

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  2. When Mother Walker Falls in the fall, Father Walker gurgles, then gets an icy reception till spring, when he roars with laughter and has to lay low for the summer. It’s not nice to fool around with Mother Walker.

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  3. Mother Walker’s press agent must have been working overtime!!
    The food does look good–I might have to go to Big Louie’s for lunch after the movie today!
    What are you keeping from us?? Has New England become a ‘dry’ area?
    You didn’t have a drink?

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  4. Those leaves! So beautiful. As for the “falls” – at least the mini-roar of the barely-cascading water provided a soothing background sound for your explorations. Glad neither of you fell off a cliff into Mother Walker’s abyss!

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  5. Why on earth would they put the business cards on the ceiling? That is not helpful to businesses. Tsk. Okay.
    I cannot decide if you have a particular talent for water photography or if I just have a penchant for water photography. I hadn’t wondered this until this series. You have captured some beautiful reflections and I love the stacked rocks.

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