15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Hike in the Woods

My family and I hike New Hampshire's White Mountains every year. Although not as dramatic as newer ranges such as the Rockies, we nonetheless find ourselves endlessly captivated by the fresh scent of trees, filtered sunlight and bouldered terrain that define this mountain range. This photo, taken on our way up to Mt Jefferson, captures this essence.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 07.2017
Photo Location: New Hampshire, United States of America
Camera: PENTAX K20D
Copyright: © Frank Shirley