Lakes of the Clouds

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Lakes of the Clouds
Pond at Lakes of the Clouds.JPG
One of the Lakes of the Clouds
LocationCoos County, New Hampshire; White Mountain National Forest
Coordinates44°15′31″N 71°19′8″W / 44.25861°N 71.31889°W / 44.25861; -71.31889Coordinates: 44°15′31″N 71°19′8″W / 44.25861°N 71.31889°W / 44.25861; -71.31889
Primary outflowsAmmonoosuc River
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area0.6 acres (2,428 m2)
Surface elevation5,032 ft (1,534 m)

The Lakes of the Clouds are a set of tarns located at the 5,032 ft (1,534 m) col between Mount Monroe and Mount Washington in the White Mountains of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. The lakes form the source of the Ammonoosuc River, a tributary of the Connecticut River.[1]

The Lakes of the Clouds Hut, a rental hut and lodge for hikers operated by the Appalachian Mountain Club, is adjacent to the lakes, facing west. Lakes of the Clouds may be reached by hiking from Marshfield Station, on the Mount Washington Cog Railway, via the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail (in approximately four hours). The area is also traversed by the Crawford Path (part of the Appalachian Trail) and the Dry River Trail.

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  1. ^ Harshberger, John W (April 1919). "Alpine Fell-Fields of Eastern North America". Geographical Review. 7 (4): 249. doi:10.2307/207372. JSTOR 207372.

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