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by bvahjen
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Sunday 10/6/2019 foliage report
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Sunday 10/6/2019 foliage report

Just finished a drive from southern to northern Vermont. Here are some impressions. Entered the state on 279. (Bennington bypass). Route 7 from Bennington to Manchester was very good, with peak appearing to be about a week away. Route 11 all the way from Manchester to Chester was a yawn, with an occ...
by bvahjen
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Okemo Mtn, Ludlow summit hike (8/4), fire tower, maple creemee, Country Girl Diner, another top ten day! Fall must do!
Replies: 2
Views: 5050

Re: Okemo Mtn, Ludlow summit hike (8/4), fire tower, maple creemee, Country Girl Diner, another top ten day! Fall must

Well you certainly hit all the high points in my old neighborhood! Ha ha! The chainsaw festival in the fall is nice, especially Saturday night when they light up the wood sculptures. Coming east this year for peak foliage so can you make it around October 5 this year?!!
by bvahjen
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Mt. Ascutney hike today, Windsor VT (7/14), A Vermont State Park Shining Star! Toll Road, summit hike, 360 tower views!
Replies: 2
Views: 4091

Re: Mt. Ascutney hike today, Windsor VT (7/14), A Vermont State Park Shining Star! Toll Road, summit hike, 360 tower vie

We hiked to the hang glider spot at peak foliage, something I will never forget. The valley spread out below was breathtaking. You felt like a bird.
by bvahjen
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: 'Spectacular' Autumn Foliage Is Forecast For New England = Article Blowing up Multiple Websites and Newspapers!
Replies: 11
Views: 3544

Re: 'Spectacular' Autumn Foliage Is Forecast For New England = Article Blowing up Multiple Websites and Newspapers!

This will be my first fall in 59 years that I won't be able to be there, so keep the photos and posts coming! I will have to enjoy from afar. Seems like the whole country has settled down into more normal weather trends for once so it should be a good one.
by bvahjen
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Have You Started Thinking About or Planning Your 2017 VT Foliage Trip?
Replies: 15
Views: 7003

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

When you take the foliage ride at Stratton, don't forget to get directions to the fire tower. It's well worth it. Also, have a blue cheeseburger at the red fox tavern just outside town. It's also worth it. Also driving up equinox and the Mary Todd Lincoln estate.
by bvahjen
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Photos from NEK & Central VT, October 6-8
Replies: 18
Views: 7375

Re: Photos from NEK & Central VT, October 6-8

Well, I stirred up more drama than I intended with my post. The long and short of it is since all our kids have moved to AZ, we are moving there to be near them. We will therefore be tourists in Vermont from now on. It is only emotional since I have been a new England we for all my life and where I ...
by bvahjen
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Photos from NEK & Central VT, October 6-8
Replies: 18
Views: 7375

Re: Photos from NEK & Central VT, October 6-8

What an incredible job and a way to show god's beauty to those of us who can't fly. A great way to see my last fall in VT. I will miss VT and the SOV clan.
by bvahjen
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: The Leaves Are Starting to Change Here in Northern CT
Replies: 14
Views: 4397

Re: The Leaves Are Starting to Change Here in Northern CT

Tonight's low is going to be 49, come on fall!!
by bvahjen
Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: VT is Calling You for Foliage Season 2016 - Who is on board!?
Replies: 32
Views: 13788

Re: VT is Calling You for Foliage Season 2016 - Who is on board!?

As I sit here on my porch in south central vt, the leaves and moisture level look good. The pond is full even though the grass is dry. 8 weeks to go.
by bvahjen
Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Suggestions for this Friday
Replies: 14
Views: 6274

Re: Suggestions for this Friday

We said to heck with the weather and drove from Chester to Newport today on 91. Good ride, some rain, but the weather in Newport was Much better than in Chester. The colors from about mile marker 150 north were amazing. Even through the low clouds the west side of 91 just south of mile marker was al...
by bvahjen
Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Suggestions for this Friday
Replies: 14
Views: 6274

Re: Suggestions for this Friday

To get to jay peak from Newport, take 105 west to 101 south to 242 west. You will come to the access road off 242.
by bvahjen
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Suggestions for this Friday
Replies: 14
Views: 6274

Re: Suggestions for this Friday

Well, I went on my tour today just in case the weather is awful tomorrow. Went north from Chester on I-91 to exit 17 and took 302 to Groton. The peak seemed to be just north of exit 15 on 91' but I know it's subjective and obviously altitude dependent. Then I went north to Peacham, and continued on ...
by bvahjen
Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Suggestions for this Friday
Replies: 14
Views: 6274

Re: Suggestions for this Friday

Thanks Andy, waitsfield and Peacham it is! Appreciate the feedback.
by bvahjen
Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:54 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Suggestions for this Friday
Replies: 14
Views: 6274

Re: Suggestions for this Friday

Murphy is my guiding angel!