OFFICIAL THREAD: 2009 SOV 2nd ANNUAL FALL REUNION!!!!!!!!

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Postby pwt54 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:44 am

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Postby ctyanky » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:02 am

Phil: I'm glad your brother is coming to the reunion! You boys are two peas in a pod!

From what I can tell from our Bennington Battle Days meet-up in August, we are in for a great adventure! This is going to be a lot of fun!

Let's hope the Weather Gods bless us for a stretch of incredible weather in October that we have had lately in New England! We are in for a very autumn-like weekend and cool with brilliant blue skies! 8)
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Postby ctyanky » Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:06 am

Hey reunion buddies! Our adventure into Lewis Pond is two weeks from today! So excited! :D Can't wait to meet everyone and see what Carol has up her sleeve! :twisted:

We need the Weather Gods to cooperate too as it looks like the foliage will be just fine!

And hopefully the wildlife is looking forward to meeting us as well! :wink:

See you soon!
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Postby bvahjen » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:06 am

CT, my wife and I may want to join the group on the 3rd, where and what time are you meeting? We would come up to our cabin in Chester on the night of the 2nd and then come out that morning. I did not see the exact location and time, so wanted to check if we could join the group for the day. Was in Chester last weekend for the street fair, it was great. Thanks.

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Postby ixl » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:16 am

I'm still a "maybe" for this reunion. I am going to try to be there if I can, but I don't finalize my plans until the last minute...
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Postby pwt54 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:51 am

We are hoping to meet at the parking lot for the Lake Wiioughby Beach on route 16 at about 10 am. Abby wants to hike to the (gasp) nude beach, then we can figure which tour we want to take to Island Pond. If you can't make the parking lot at 10 am, meet us in Island Pond. Look for a red Subaru Forester with a lady with a bad case of moose fever.

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Postby From_the_NEK » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:38 pm

pwt54 wrote:Abby wants to hike to the (gasp) nude beach, then we can figure which tour we want to take to Island Pond.

Don't worry, this time of year even the most hardy nude beach utilizers are forced into wearing clothing :lol:

As far as a route to Island Pond from Lake Willoughby, I would take either Hinton Hill Rd over to VT 105 (great panoramic views) or Long Pond Rd toward Newark (this route is more complicated but you have a lot of options with several ponds [Long Pond, Newark Pond, Bald Hill Pond, and Job's Pond] to stop and photograph).

pwt54 wrote: Look for a red Subaru Forester with a lady

You just described half of the vehicles registered in Vermont :lol: (my wife drives a silver one)

Here in the NEK, the color change looks to be very even this year. The upper elevations are as usual ahead of the valleys but not as far ahead as they normally would be. I think the colors are going to reach peak here in the general Lyndonville area the middle of next week. As long as we don't get any high winds that knock off the crown leaves, I think this season is going to rival 2008.

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Re: Joining up

Postby abby » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:41 pm

bvahjen wrote:CT, my wife and I may want to join the group on the 3rd, where and what time are you meeting? We would come up to our cabin in Chester on the night of the 2nd and then come out that morning. I did not see the exact location and time, so wanted to check if we could join the group for the day. Was in Chester last weekend for the street fair, it was great. Thanks.


Hi bvahjen!! I hope that you and your wife will be able to make it. As PWT wrote, we will be meeting at 10am at the Lake Willoughby North end parking lot on Rte 16 in Westmore. From there, we will drive down to the south end and do some exploring and photographing. From there......PWT has lots of routes mapped out for us and our final destination in the late afternoon will be the Lewis Pond overlook. Do you have a high ground clearnace vehicle? The roads going in to Lewis Pond can be pretty bumpy with some holes and ruts. PWT DID take a drive through last week and said the roads are passable and safe for us......but I have been in there before and would feel more comfortable in a higher ground clearance vehicle. PWT could give you more infor on this if you have any question.....please ask!
I can give you my cell phone number and perhaps CT's or Phil's numbers as well in case you have any problems meeting us the day of the reunion. If interested, send me a private message.

I look forward to meeting you and your wife!!!!! :D
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Postby abby » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:43 pm

ixl wrote:I'm still a "maybe" for this reunion. I am going to try to be there if I can, but I don't finalize my plans until the last minute...


Crossing my fingers that you make it Charles!!! :wink:
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Postby ctyanky » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:44 pm

Hi bvahjen! That would be great if you and your wife could join us! Wow! This group is growing!

I posted the thread originally but Carol and Phil are the co-captains this time! They know the area quite well and I'm just riding along with Phil and his brother to torment them! :twisted: All kidding aside, we all had a blast with Phil driving us around at the last meet-up in Bennington. You are SURE to have an adventure with this group! :wink:

Funny that you mentioned the Chester Fair. I saw that on some event list this weekend and thought that would be something I would really enjoy. I stayed in a B&B in Chester two falls ago. What a lovely town. Small, but seems to have everything in it that you would love. Especially that great book store! Nice inns, restaurants, town green, historical society and quaint shops!

Keep in touch and we hope to see you a week from Saturday! :D
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Postby bvahjen » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:49 am

CT, I was in that bookstore in Chester last weekend! Bought a nice picture book on Ireland for 5 bucks. In answer to Carol's question, we have an SUV and our cabin is on a dirt road in Chester, so we are used to ruts, especially in mud season. Look forward to meeting everyone.

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Postby bogey456 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:33 pm

Hi All
I've been coming to Vermont for the last three years at foliage time and I've gotten a lot of good shots using Arnold Kaplan's book (he autographed it for me last year at Jenne farm) and David Middleton's book.
I found the forum last year and after reading some of the post's, it sounds like you guy's have a blast while getting some great photo's. I thought I'd like to join you this year if possible. I live in Nashua and will will be coming up 93 to 91 to 16 to Lake Willoughby. Can someone please give me more specific directions to the parking area where every one is meeting.

See you on the 3rd

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Postby abby » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:43 pm

Hi Al,
I'm glad you will be attending! From your directions........take Rte 16 East (it's a beautiful scenic drive). You will come upon a tourist info booth. Bear left at that booth and you will see the parking lot on your left.....it's directly across the street from the Lake Willoughby beach. You can't miss it.

I'm happy to read that you have gotten some good use out of Arnold Kaplan's book. Did you see that he is now a contributor here on the forums? I'm sure he would love to hear from you!

I met Arnold last year and he is a very special man. I will be seeing him next week as he is coming to do a presentation at my camera club. I am going to purchase a new "Yellow Book" and I am thrilled to have him autograph it for me!

See you next Saturday at 10am!!!!

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Postby ctyanky » Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:04 am

Hi Al: Welcome to the forum and we'll be looking forward to meeting up with you for the Lewis Pond adventure!

Yes, we DO have a blast! What a crazy group we have become! :shock:

Plans are already being tossed around for next year as well!

See you next week! 8)
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Postby ixl » Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:27 pm

So.. where and when exactly is everyone meeting?
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