Colors of Vermont

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Florindo
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Colors of Vermont

Post: # 953Post Florindo
Sat Oct 11, 2003 9:58 pm

Well, I took Charles's advice and drove to Somerset Reservoir in southern Vermont today (and back to New Jersey). It was a 500 mile round trip, but it was worth it!

I not only went to the reservoir, but also took Somerset Road to the end, and then went up a dirt road in my 4WD truck and nearly got lost in the woods. But oh, what gorgeous woods they are!

I've posted two images to my Web gallery so far. Here they are. Not as nice as Charles's, but I'll get there!
<img src="http://www.pbase.com/image/22196422.jpg" alt=" - " />
<img src="http://www.pbase.com/image/22195801.jpg" alt=" - " />

If you want to see others, here's my Web gallery. I'll post more to my gallery in the coming days. Thanks for looking!

http://www.pbase.com/florindo

Florindo


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Re: Colors of Vermont

Post: # 954Post ixl
Sun Oct 12, 2003 9:25 am

Hey Florindo,

Glad you made it up okay! Nice shots too. The first looks like the lower reservoir where I sent you; the water was not quite as calm as I hoped it would be for you but it appears you got there a bit early in the day (the water doesn't soften until after sunset).

The second shot.. I have no idea what that is. :) what road did you go down?

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Re: Colors of Vermont

Post: # 955Post Florindo
Sun Oct 12, 2003 11:47 am

I went down Somerset Road and made a left about half-way up (just as the "No Parking" signs appeared) onto Castle Brook Rd, or so my GPS told me. But after some time on that road it no longer had a name, and it got really, really hairy. Like I mentioned, without a robust 4WD it can't be navigated. I was on that road for a total of 50 minutes in each direction, at around 5 mph. It was at the end of that 50 minutes going out onto the road that I came across that scene you see in the second picture. Great place.

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Re: Colors of Vermont

Post: # 956Post pwt54
Sun Oct 12, 2003 6:30 pm

Great photos. Likes like they are near peak down there. Maybe next weekend. Things are moving fast up. Probably the last good weekend. Sounds like you ended up in Glastenbury. Good thing you brought your GPS. We've lost a lot of good folks in Glastenbury. :p

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Re: Colors of Vermont

Post: # 957Post Florindo
Sun Oct 12, 2003 7:18 pm

I would definitely say that it has reached peak around that immediate area of the reservoir and river, but as I wandered down that road, the leaves I could see from the dirt road were not as colorful as near the water edge.

In fact, a lot of the leaves were falling off the trees, and it really wasn't that windy on Saturday.

I need to find a job up in that neck of the country.


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Re: Colors of Vermont

Post: # 958Post ixl
Sun Oct 12, 2003 8:05 pm

I have given up on trying to figure out what "peak" means. To me, this area is already starting to look past peak, because many of the trees are getting bare and a lot of leaves are on the ground. You folks are saying we are nearing peak but I would bet in a week from now only a quarter of the trees will have any leaves left. The first picture Florindo took has more green than most of the rest of the reservoir.

How does one know what is peak? :)

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Re: Colors of Vermont

Post: # 959Post pwt54
Tue Oct 14, 2003 5:54 pm

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