St. Johnsbury and north

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St. Johnsbury and north

Postby bogey456 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:14 pm

Hi All- I'm planning on going to St. Johnsbury and points north tomorrow(Fri.) and I'm wondering if anyone has any reports for this area. Has anyone been out to Lewis pond yet. Any recommendations for the area would be very much appreciated .
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Re: St. Johnsbury and north

Postby From_the_NEK » Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:30 pm

I haven't been up to the Island Pond area this week but the St J/Lyndon/Sutton region is still a little early. I expect peak in 4-5 days. However, there are good pockets of color.

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Re: St. Johnsbury and north

Postby pwt54 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:09 pm

I was up near Island Pond on Monday. Colors were early but coming along. Things have been moving fast the last couple of days. Don't expect peak color anywhere in VT. The early turning stressed out trees are showing peak colors, so you will find some firecrackers and hotspots up there.

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Re: St. Johnsbury and north

Postby minnesotaman » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:14 pm

I went on From The NEK's central NEK loop today. Even with a few days to go to the peak it is a very wonderful route, so many places to stop and gape, so many wonderful vistas. If there is good light Monday or Tuesday it will be a great drive.
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Re: St. Johnsbury and north

Postby minnesotaman » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:19 pm

Also this, along 105 on From the NEK's wonderful route today. The reds and oranges just starting to pop.

91 from Barton to Lyndon also looked very good, pockets that were full of red and orange.
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Re: St. Johnsbury and north

Postby abby » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:21 pm

Colors look to be coming along beautifully up in the kingdom. Thanks for sharing the pictures and the Update Al.
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Re: St. Johnsbury and north

Postby abby » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:35 pm

Ok. I am way overtired I guess. Sorry I called you Al, Minnesotaman. :roll:
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Re: St. Johnsbury and north

Postby MinnieB » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:01 pm

MinnestoaMan, which Wheeler Pond is in your photo? There are a few of them.

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Re: St. Johnsbury and north

Postby MinnieB » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:02 pm

MinnestoaMan, which Wheeler Pond is in your photo? There are a few of them.

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Re: St. Johnsbury and north

Postby minnesotaman » Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:51 am

Off Wheeler Mtn Road (which is off Rt5 just west of the Willoughby State Forest). This road becomes quite rocky and a bit of a challenge.

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Re: St. Johnsbury and north

Postby Rockwall Tim » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:28 am

On Sunday, my wife and I and our 4 Dallas friends visited Strafford and Chelsea in the morning. Headed back to Simon Pearce for lunch, then blasted up the interstate to Lyndonville. From there we did most of the famed NEK route that starts at the Colonnade Motor Inn. Foliage is still a few days away from peaking, but still strong. Our friends, who've never been to VT, thought they had been dropped into heaven.

We cut short the aforementioned route at Lake Willoughby since I wanted to show them the iconic Peacham scene before the sun got too low. We got there just in time. I've posted a Strafford shot and a Peacham shot below.

We're going for Owl's Head and Kettle Pond this morning.
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Re: St. Johnsbury and north

Postby From_the_NEK » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:43 pm

Glad you had a good time Sunday. Colors are still not peak yet here in the central NEK. Especially above 1200' in elevation. I think the frosts we have had so far had been confined to the valleys (until this morning's) and the upper elevations still needed the cold kick to get the change going. At any rate here are a few pics from yesterday and this morning.

I had 27 degrees at the house this morning and everything was frosty white.

Saturday Evening golden hour glow: Umpire Mtn (just east of Burke Mtn)-
ImageUmpire Fall by Tim_NEK, on Flickr


Some crazy cloud layers around the Passumpsic River Valley this morning caused by temperature inversions.

ImageLayers by Tim_NEK, on Flickr

ImageMisty Mountain Hop by Tim_NEK, on Flickr

ImageGood Morning by Tim_NEK, on Flickr

ImageGood Morning BW by Tim_NEK, on Flickr

ImageSutton Morning by Tim_NEK, on Flickr

ImageMorning Glow by Tim_NEK, on Flickr

Looking the other way...
ImageFarm on the Hill by Tim_NEK, on Flickr

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Re: St. Johnsbury and north

Postby ixl » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:03 pm

Wow, you had some dreamy clouds. And again, glad to see the color appears to be merely late and not just skipping the season as some had feared (including me for a while).

The jury is still out on the season down here. We have time -- I've got pictures of peak foliage around Bennington as late as 10/26 or so -- but so far the color is both early and dull.
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Re: St. Johnsbury and north

Postby Fallleafechidna » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:16 pm

@ixl - so it's all dull/early still in the greater Bennington area? Have you tried Kelly Stand Rd? Is that still all early or dull too?

I feel that in a day or two I will be too late for NEK but was hoping to hit at least the southern part this year and get something really nice.

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Re: St. Johnsbury and north

Postby From_the_NEK » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:30 pm

A day or two will actually be closer to peak in the NEK. We haven't hit peak yet in most places. Everything should stay in place at least until Friday of this week.



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