I hope you'll take a minute to peruse my favorite shots from my vacation. I spent 10/3 - 10/10 exploring VT and NH, primarily the Northeast Kingdom and the Franconia/Crawford Notch areas. I want to give a big thank you to pwt, From_the_NEK, and Andy for all their helpful posts. A lot of my favorite shots came as a result of your advice. Here's the album:
http://picasaweb.google.com/wilkbm02/Ve ... directlink
As a teaser I'll put in one of my favorites.
Thanks for looking!
Darling Hill Road is a must for anyone going to VT next year. Very much like Common Road in Waitsfield. Enchanting!
Fax: I stayed at both of those inns there on Darling Hill. The barns at the Inn at Mountain View farm are great for photos.
You did one heck of a fine job! Thanks so much!
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot
Your pictures are indeed an invitation for others to see these wonderful places. Thanks for sharing them!
How were you able to find all these beautiful places at the right time with incredible colors?
Well, I followed pwt's advice to come up the first full week of October and stay near Rt 2. We stayed at Shadow Lake in Concord. And the timing was right on the money! The NEK and the White Mountains were beautiful for the first 4 or 5 days of the trip, and then we started working our way south through Peacham, Groton State Forest, and eventually out to the Warren area. It's amazing how much there is to see in Vermont.Aspen wrote:How were you able to find all these beautiful places at the right time with incredible colors?
Get any chase to drive along the Lamoille River in Johnson/Jefferson, Vermont?
Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures; also thanks to old faithful, Vermont's very own, PWT, for showing so many of us the "way to go" in Vermont! Believe it, Vermont is a pleasure rain or shine! Every autumn, this wonderful Forum is jam packed with PWT's and many others!! advise and suggestions to make Fall Foliage trips to Vermont enjoyable. Nice to be there with warm sunshine but so many wonderful experiences DO occur, rain or shine!
If it sounds too good to be true, its probably . . . .
Is this Jefferson Notch you went near Gorham NH.
I happened to come across a dirt road leading to Jeferson Notch near route 2 NH but didn't go as it was muddy.
Did you actually take that road in snow.
Would love to see pics of Jefferson Notch if it is possible for you to post here.
October 1st, was a gloomy, rainy day so we were driving (NH) Scenic Routes 2 and 16 to enjoy scenes from the car. It was from Route 2 that I peered over to see snow on a mountain. We pulled over. Viewed the mountain(s) with our binoculars. With different altitudes, the higher mountains were white with snow. Amusing, with binoculars could see some pastel colors in the snow which obviously was colorful leaves of trees, middle mountains had no snow but leaves gave them a pinkish hue and lower mountains had early colors of oranges and yellows We did not drive Jefferson Notch. However, we did turn left from Route 2 at or nearby Gorham onto Route 16 then headed North to Dixville Notch where we were welcomed with snow showers. For a moment felt like we were in a winter wonderland. Dixville Notch, the lake and the Balsams with snow showers were another beautiful and unexpected sight!