The CL Graham – Wangan Grounds Overlook offers panoramic views east into the Sawyer Pond watershed. Rain that falls here on the east side of Kancamagus Pass will eventually make its way into the Saco River. A covered viewing pavilion contains interpretive panels on the path of water in the mountains and on forest life zones.
The site is named after Clifford Graham, the longest serving forest supervisor of the White Mountain National Forest. Among Graham’s accomplishments was the establishment of a citizen’s advisory committee to help steer management of the White Mountain National Forest. The term “Wangan” refers to this site’s previous use as a storage ground for logging camps. Buildings for storage or crude shelter were called wangans.
Directions to Next Site:
Next on The Weeks Act Legacy Trail: a White Mountain historical gem. Travel just over 9 miles east on the Kancamagus to the Russel Colbath Historic Site.