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by bvahjen
Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Suggestions for this Friday
Replies: 14
Views: 6286

Suggestions for this Friday

Hi all, I will be making my first NEK day trip this Friday. I have had a place in Chester VT for 10 years but could never get to the NEK. I will have the wife and daughter who are more into the small towns/shops part of it so can you recommend a day trip would work for them? I am thinking Newport, I...
by bvahjen
Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: R U Ready for Autumn in VT? ONE month from today - first day of fall!
Replies: 14
Views: 9787

Re: R U Ready for Autumn in VT? 2 months from today - first day of fall!

Spent the day around Stowe today. Hiked up Hellbrooke to the top of mt Mansfield and the trees look perfect. Seeing some starts of color on the very tips of certain trees so typical of august. Looks like a good moisture and temperature year. It's coming along soon.
by bvahjen
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Favorite VT moment/memory - let's share ours!
Replies: 8
Views: 9357

Re: Favorite VT moment/memory - let's share ours!

While new memories are being created for this year I would like to share one from a prior year. I don't have a picture so you will have to use your minds eye, something we don't do much anymore. I was on the fourth hole at Stratton golf club and it was late in the day. The light was failing and I kn...
by bvahjen
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: October 7 observations and color
Replies: 0
Views: 2129

Re: October 7 observations and color

Love those pups! As for foliage, there is always next year.
by bvahjen
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Wretched Rain Event Sat - low wind - how will leaves fare???
Replies: 20
Views: 9126

Re: Wretched Rain Event Sat - low wind - how will leaves far

I am seeing a lot of that this year. I saw exactly what you are seeing in the NEK last weekend and I am seeing a lot of that in Chester today. Almost seems like some elevations are wiped out and there are bands of color elsewhere. Can't really explain it.
by bvahjen
Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: This coming weekend Oct 4&5 in NEK
Replies: 0
Views: 11148

This coming weekend Oct 4&5 in NEK

Well, here I am asking some advice from y'all. I will be in the NEK this coming weekend, first time in foliage season and I wanted to ask if there are any must see sights. I will be around the Island Pond area. I will not be doing the driving so I won't be able to control the agenda (kind of a probl...
by bvahjen
Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Fall is just around the corner! A touch of autumn in the air
Replies: 11
Views: 6100

Re: Fall is just around the corner! A touch of autumn in the

Its probably a bit early for a prediction, but several factors are coming together. There is an el nino forming in the pacific, there has been adequate moisture in the northeast and we are supposed to get a mild polar vortex in late September. On top of that the prediction for mild hurricane season ...
by bvahjen
Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Oct 11-13 weekend
Replies: 12
Views: 11574

Re: Oct 11-13 weekend

All great suggestions, I would include driving up 11 from Manchester to Stratton on Route 30. Go up to Stratton and take the gondola ride to the top. Returning on route 30, stop and take in the view where you can see Bromley from the road. Favorite photo spot.
by bvahjen
Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: This last weekend in Chester
Replies: 3
Views: 2124

This last weekend in Chester

Some informal notes from this last weekend in Chester, VT. Starting to see some reds developing on the swamp maples. Nice highlights on Route 91 between Brattleboro and the MA line. Looks like a good start to the season so far and the weather was perfect. The rain Saturday night cleared out by break...
by bvahjen
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Frankenstorm!
Replies: 7
Views: 4491

Re: Frankenstorm!

I am in west central CT and the high wind watch says we could get to 80 mph. That's enough to do some damage. Visited a farmer friend in Newtown CT and he has removed all the plastic from his commercial greenhouses so they don't fly away. Take care y'all, this could be messy. Chain saws and the back...
by bvahjen
Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Kiilington Area this weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 1946

Re: Kiilington Area this weekend

If you can get over to the Myrck forest there may still be some good drives left. Central VT was past peak when I was there last weekend.
by bvahjen
Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: rain!
Replies: 2
Views: 2635

Re: rain!

I was in central VT over the weekend, and it was pretty burnt out already at the higher elevations. It would be a ride for you but the lower elevations like over by lake champlain and bennington or brattleboro are probably still nice. Burlington is a nice place to spend a rainy day though, lots to d...
by bvahjen
Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Flying Pumpkins
Replies: 2
Views: 2225

Re: Flying Pumpkins

There is nothing quite as fun for a guy as throwing things. Just the thought of a trebuchet launching a car or a pumpkin makes me laugh!
by bvahjen
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Any Rt 7 updates?
Replies: 3
Views: 2271

Re: Any Rt 7 updates?

I did 140, 153 today. Things looked good over by the Merk forest (sp), but the higher elevations of 100 around ludlow were past peak. I would stay lower but some west facing hillsides still look ok.
by bvahjen
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Frost Watch -- Tue & wed Am
Replies: 19
Views: 7978

Re: Frost Watch -- Tue & wed Am

Yee Hah! Bring on the cold!