National Geographic : 1963 Nov
Winter disguises trees as icicles in Franconia Notch, New Hampshire ONE OF New Hampshire's 43 state parks, Fran conia draws boating enthusiasts, picnickers, and campers in season. Known for its scenery since the early 19th century, the area attracted travelers long before state parks began. Deep snow, which gives the White Mountains 680 their name, often robes the peaks from December to mid-April. A skiers' training school on Cannon Mountain starts beginners down gentle slopes. Steep racing trails, slalom courses, and jumps test entrants in national championships. Mount Lafayette, rounded by an Ice Age glacier, looms across the valley from this point high on Cannon Mountain. Park visitor in turtleneck sweater beams a warm smile in the crisp air. Others relax in the sunshine outside a Cannon Mountain ski shop.