Dunn’s Notch and Lower Falls

Dunn’s Notch is a secluded place east of Grafton Notch, crossed mostly by through-hikers on the Appalachian Trail. Linda, Bob and I hiked to the falls by bushwhacking up the West Branch of the Ellis River from the East B Hill Road. A broad beaver dam created a large pool off the bank of the river. Turkey Tail lichen was growing on a rotting tree on the forest floor. We hiked through flat sparsely wooded land on the side of the river until we got up into the notch. Foot deep wet snow covered the trail off the side of the cliffs up by the falls. The water drops 80 feet and there was a strong flow from the spring melt.

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5 Responses to Dunn’s Notch and Lower Falls

  1. Kathryn McDonough Tucker says:

    Looks like it was a fun trip. Like the mushrooms. Love Bob’s colorful outfit! I’m so happy that you took such great pictures to share. Loved taking the virtual hike with you. …Kathryn


  2. cynthiame says:

    Hi Martin, Thank you for sharing your hiking adventures. 🙂 Cynthia


  3. Linda says:

    Hi Martin! Thank you much for traveling to be we us on this wonderful hike! Would you email some photos ? That would be fantastic! Thank you again. In love & appreciation. Linda


  4. Rebecca Cardile says:

    Wow!!! You guys still have a foot of snow! The boys and I are really looking forward to hiking in Maine……in August! Can’t wait to see the wildlife.


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