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The snow lantern or snölykta was made the day after a storm which left us about five inches of wet snow. The next day,  being sunny and in the upper thirties, was perfect for making snowballs.

The first night was a little too windy so the candles kept going out. The following day  I placed two tall candles in the igloo and lit them in the evening just as the sun was going down and it stayed alight well into the early morning hours.

How to make a snölykta

 

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Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham

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Path to Horse Pond, Nottingham (Spring)

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Big Oak Trail, Nottingham

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Great Brooke Trail, Dearfield

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Great Bay, Durham

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Kenison Pond, Nottingham

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Mulligan’s Forest, Nottingham

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“Dead road”

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Bean River

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Stonehouse Pond, Barrington

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This trail was taken in November. It started out as a steep hike up to the top of a granite rock, sitting at 150 feet. The pond is a deep one in this area at about 50 feet deep.

 

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History of Great Brook Trail

 

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20190915_150130Pawtuckaway State Park is located in Nottingham New Hampshire. There are several trails to take in this 5000 acre preserve, one being Boulder Trail. If one takes a look at the satellite image of Pawtuckaway’ s Mountain range, you can see a circular formation called a ring dyke made by an ancient volcano about 130 million years ago. During the Ice Age, approximately 18,000 years ago, a mile high ice sheet sat on top of this area and moved these gigantic rocks as it melted, known as glacial erratics. Now we have boulders resting amongst trees in a beautiful forest for people to climb and admire.

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