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Remnants of a sled road off the North Fork Branch of the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad (1893-1948) in the Pemigewasset Wilderness, New Hampshire. This section of the sled road, near the current Thoreau Falls Trail, was once corduroyed with trees laid crossways. This was done in wet areas along sled roads, and the trees laid crossways acted like a bridge, making it possible for horse teams to cross the wet areas. Some of the corduroyed section is still visible in this scene.
Title: Thoreau Falls Valley - East Branch & Lincoln Railroad

Description: Remnants of a sled road off the North Fork Branch of the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad (1893-1948) in the Pemigewasset Wilderness, New Hampshire. This section of the sled road, near the current Thoreau Falls Trail, was once corduroyed with trees laid crossways. This was done in wet areas along sled roads, and the trees laid crossways acted like a bridge, making it possible for horse teams to cross the wet areas. Some of the corduroyed section is still visible in this scene.

Location: Lincoln, New Hampshire, United States

Copyright: ©2009 ScenicNH Photography LLC | Erin Paul Donovan

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