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by Rockwall Tim
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Lake Willoughby in summer...very early signs of fall?
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Lake Willoughby in summer...very early signs of fall?

We're booked for Oct. 8-13. I figure that's reasonably safe. I came solo in 1989 during the first week of October. Drove to Weston and the leaves were on the ground. Started snowing! I cut my losses and drove to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown to salvage the trip.
by Rockwall Tim
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Lake Willoughby in summer...very early signs of fall?
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Lake Willoughby in summer...very early signs of fall?

I'm in Texas, practically a continent away from Vermont. So is anyone hazarding a guess as to either (1) the quality of the foliage season and/or (2) the timing of the season?
by Rockwall Tim
Mon May 29, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Have You Started Thinking About or Planning Your 2017 VT Foliage Trip?
Replies: 16
Views: 2128

Re: Have You Started Thinking About or Planning Your 2017 VT Foliage Trip?

Greetings from Texas! My wife and I will be making our 10th or 11th (lost count) visit to Vermont during the fall. Flying in on Oct. 8 and staying for 5 days. For the very first time, we are renting a secluded home...love the idea and the reviews for the place are outstanding. Hope conditions are id...
by Rockwall Tim
Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Quickie update: Weston, Benson
Replies: 0
Views: 10790

Quickie update: Weston, Benson

We were thrilled to see that the southern half of VT is coming along nicely. Spent Tuesday morning in Weston; still quite a bit of green but numerous trees near peak. The trek from Weston to Benson was memorable as there was plenty of red mixed with the usual yellow and amber. Highly recommend eatin...
by Rockwall Tim
Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Oct 5 Report. Rte. 232, Owl's Head.
Replies: 22
Views: 3410

Re: Oct 5 Report. Rte. 232, Owl's Head.

As noted in my post above, there is the view of Kettle Pond from the top of Owl's Head, but also a view from the right-hand path. This is that view, albeit from a lower vantage point.

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by Rockwall Tim
Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Oct 5 Report. Rte. 232, Owl's Head.
Replies: 22
Views: 3410

Re: Oct 5 Report. Rte. 232, Owl's Head.

I think noon to 2 PM will work fine. And it's easy to spend that much time there, given the fact that the parking area is probably 10 minutes after you pull off 232...followed by the 15 minute climb...followed by more than 30 minutes of just soaking in the beauty...followed by 15 minutes going back....
by Rockwall Tim
Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Oct 5 Report. Rte. 232, Owl's Head.
Replies: 22
Views: 3410

Re: Oct 5 Report. Rte. 232, Owl's Head.

No...not even familiar with that site. Should I try to squeeze it in before I leave?
by Rockwall Tim
Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Oct 5 Report. Rte. 232, Owl's Head.
Replies: 22
Views: 3410

Oct 5 Report. Rte. 232, Owl's Head.

You have do 232. Mercy. Today, we did Ricker Pond, hiked Owl's Head, and photographed Kettle Pond. I think peak is still 3 or 4 days away, but with frosts the last two nights, peak will come fast. My wife and I and our Texas companions are in our upper 60's. The hike up Owl's Head was strenuous. I d...
by Rockwall Tim
Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:28 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: St. Johnsbury and north
Replies: 24
Views: 3649

Re: St. Johnsbury and north

On Sunday, my wife and I and our 4 Dallas friends visited Strafford and Chelsea in the morning. Headed back to Simon Pearce for lunch, then blasted up the interstate to Lyndonville. From there we did most of the famed NEK route that starts at the Colonnade Motor Inn. Foliage is still a few days away...
by Rockwall Tim
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Oct. 1 weather update
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: Oct. 1 weather update

New 4 p.m. forecast on Oct. 2 calls for mostly sunny daytime skies Sunday through Wednesday for sure...and the rest of the week looks good, too.
by Rockwall Tim
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: All rain has been removed from next week's forecast!
Replies: 2
Views: 663

All rain has been removed from next week's forecast!

Now, the only one I checked was the White River Junction forecast, but that forecast probably covers most of the state.

Getting excited again.
by Rockwall Tim
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Oct. 1 weather update
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: Oct. 1 weather update

BTW, the noted meteorologist and hurricane expert, Joe Bastardi, is calling for Joaquin to head out to sea as well. I'm getting more and more encouraged about sunshine next week. The attached graphic is from the European model's cloud cover forecast. It is its prediction of cloud cover at 1 pm Sunda...
by Rockwall Tim
Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Oct. 1 weather update
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Oct. 1 weather update

First of all, a caveat. I'm just outside Dallas, TX...not sitting in a Vermont weather service office. But I do know how to ferret out weather info - and here's what I've found. After Hurricane Joaquin formed, most computer forecast models had it eventually hugging the east coast and grazing the eas...
by Rockwall Tim
Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Of all things, now there is a tropical storm to deal with.
Replies: 19
Views: 2328

Re: Of all things, now there is a tropical storm to deal with.

Best pun maybe of all time. Hilarious!

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