3.30 The Cut

The original plan had a tunnel (top right, below).

Given the mountainous terrain of New England, I'd expected to have found at least a few tunnels in New Hampshire, but—surprise!—I haven't found even one. Granted, the mountains of the area are some of the oldest on the planet, so they're not quite as rugged as others, such as the Rockies. What's far more prevalent in New Hampshire are cuts; some are quite long and deep. Here's a good example in Newbury, NH, along the Concord and Claremont Railroad (abandoned circa 1977):

The cut is roughly 300 feet long and a maximum of 50 feet deep; today it's a popular rock climbing area.

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