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by loafer89
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Off Topic- Storm
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Off Topic- Storm

Here in Enfield we came through the storm without losing power as about 60% of our trees are already bare. Not much damage here or flooding even after 10" of rain in one week. Foliage around here is done for the year.
by loafer89
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Connecticut Foliage October 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Connecticut Foliage October 2017

I drove down to Gillette Castle today hoping to find some good foliage color. I must say the entire trip south and back was pretty devoid of fall color. The Connecticut River around Windsor has mostly green trees as does a good part of the Hartford area close to 1-91. Heading southwest on Route 9 I ...
by loafer89
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Connecticut Foliage October 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Connecticut Foliage October 2017

Im going to Worcester with my dad on Friday. While that's not Quabbin, it will give me an idea of what the condition of the foliage is like along I-90. I was up to Palmer about 2 weeks ago and a lot of trees where already bare. There are a lot of Oak Trees in the Quabbin reservoir region and they ar...
by loafer89
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Connecticut Foliage October 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Connecticut Foliage October 2017

Peak fall foliage is done here in Enfield and the surrounding towns. We had peak color yesterday, but the combination of high winds and 3-5" of heavy rain has stripped away about 50% of the foliage. What's left looks looks drab and weather beaten. I may head south a bit this weekend, but I migh...
by loafer89
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Connecticut Foliage October 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Connecticut Foliage October 2017

Im not so sure that next weekend is going to be so good for foliage viewing around here. The high wind/rain has removed about 40% of the foliage in Enfield and more rain is predicted over the next two days. I'm thinking about taking my annual trip to the CT shorline, but I don't know if the foliage ...
by loafer89
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Connecticut Foliage October 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Connecticut Foliage October 2017

I spent one more day locally today, taking in the fall color before the rain and wind wreck it over the next few days: Barkhamstead: https://s1.postimg.org/61i2pjdfgf/Barkhamstead.jpg Barkhamstead: https://s1.postimg.org/52ri4pdtwf/image.jpg Mountain Road: https://s1.postimg.org/18vhzxbm1b/Mtn_Road....
by loafer89
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Connecticut Foliage October 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Connecticut Foliage October 2017

I did the foliage loop yesterday in Northwestern Connecticut with my son. We traveled 1-91, Route 20, Route 318, Route 44, Route 8, Route 4, West Cornwall Road, Riga Road, Mt Washington Road, Route 41 and Route 187. The best foliage was to be found in Canaan, Norfolk and Winchester. Mt Washington/Ri...
by loafer89
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Connecticut Foliage October 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Connecticut Foliage October 2017

I really thought there would be some good foliage color to be found in Northeastern Connecticut, but it was just as bad as Southern Vermont and Massachusetts. Honestly I would not bother going there for foliage color this year. I used to live in Coventry and my son volunteered at the Hale Homestead,...
by loafer89
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Connecticut Foliage October 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Connecticut Foliage October 2017

I took another drive this morning up to Northeast Connecticut looking for some decent fall foliage color. Routes traveled where 190 East to Soapstone Mountain and then south from there to I-84, East to Mashpaug Pond. From there I went East on 171 to 44 and then west to Coventry, Bolton, Ellington, S...
by loafer89
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Connecticut Foliage October 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Connecticut Foliage October 2017

I figured I would start a thread for posting of foliage conditions in Connecticut for 2017. I did a drive today around North Central and Northeastern Connecticut. The foliage color was fairly poor with a lot of brown color, or trees going from green to bare. I drove on Route 190 east to Route 32 Nor...
by loafer89
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Where is best after this Tuesday?
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Where is best after this Tuesday?

Your best bests are going to be the lower elevation areas in Vermont below about 1,500', above that the foliage will most likely be bare or past peak. A rather strong cold front in due to past through New England overnight with rain showers and winds from 25-40mph, which will strip away quite a lot ...
by loafer89
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Mt Greylock - Mohawk Trail 10/13/2017 - Poor Foliage Color
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Mt Greylock - Mohawk Trail 10/13/2017 - Poor Foliage Color

Loafer: thanks for this post. I'm sorry that you had a disappointing drive with your Dad. As I was leaving VT Monday, I took 7 down into CT and the NW hills were early in color and the trees were lush and healthy. Canaan Mtn. all the way from Canaan (route 44 and 7 intersection) to Norfolk on 44 lo...
by loafer89
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Mt Greylock - Mohawk Trail 10/13/2017 - Poor Foliage Color
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Mt Greylock - Mohawk Trail 10/13/2017 - Poor Foliage Color

I did the drive to Mt Greylock today with my father. This was the first time we have done a foliage trip together (he is 82) and unfortunately the foliage colors where especially poor. I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, but these where some of the worst foliage colors I can recall in nearly 30 year...
by loafer89
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Killington - Ludlow - Glebe Mtn 10-10-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 232

Killington - Ludlow - Glebe Mtn 10-10-2017

I made another trip up to Killington today after my trip up on Saturday meet with bad weather. The rain/wind from yesterday did do some damage to the foliage and above 2,000' its already past peak. Killington Peak: https://s1.postimg.org/43ubzzyzsf/DSC00383.jpg Bear Mtn: https://s1.postimg.org/7nt13...
by loafer89
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: So Mother Nature Has Thrown Us A Curve Ball...
Replies: 34
Views: 2001

Re: So Mother Nature Has Thrown Us A Curve Ball...

The heatwave really cooked the foliage and it honestly just looks confused by the extreme temperature change over the last week. Local opinion (in the Mt Snow area) is that there will not be a last minute miracle on trees, but just a leaf loss from what we have now. It's disappointing to say the lea...

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