The Color is here!

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The Color is here!

Postby mmvt » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:51 am

Some color from 10/4 and 10/5! Things in the Killington region look good right now and colors exploded here overnight. Also was in Peacham last night and I think the colors there are going to be nice....was almost dark when we got there so didn't get a complete look at things, but the pond at moonlight looked like it had awesome color.

Chittenden Reservoir
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Chittenden Reservoir
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Lefferts Pond
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Moonrise over Peacham
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Moonlit Pond in Peacham
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Colton Pond this morning - the color exploded overnight!
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Re: The Color is here!

Postby triz » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:45 am

Beautiful!

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Re: The Color is here!

Postby Andy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:54 am

One thing to note in the Peacham images: There are a LOT of bare trees. I suspect these are the Maples and it sounds like that is going to be the rule around Northern Vermont this year. That will make colors more orange and yellow and some would say "dull." From the looks of the Killington shots, it is not so much of a phenomena there
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Re: The Color is here!

Postby Utah Baker » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:20 pm

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I was really encouraged by what I saw today. I think the next week or even two could turn into a pretty decent season. Just a quick pic from Rt 11 just passed Bromley Ski resort.

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Re: The Color is here!

Postby edmcguirk » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:31 pm

Andy :

An earlier post here rated the NEK as a 10 last year vs. a 0 this year, at least as far as what was around earlier this week. Dull colors, early leaf drop, dull brick reds, bare trees, thats what I saw on Monday and Tuesday in the NEK before I cancelled the rest of my hotel reservation and retreated home to Massachusetts to wait and see what may happen. I would agree with scurtis that the NEK was a 0 on Monday and Tuesday. I'm a photographer, and have been doing Fall in New England for over 20 years, so at this point in my life I'm looking for 7's to 10's, thats why I bailed out earlier this week.

In this post and few others there are now some hints that the tide may be turning a little. Does that mean Central VT is just late and not having the severe Dull/Drop/Bare Tree malaise the NEK suffered from earlier? Or is what you saw in Peacham really a 3 or a 4 that's only better relative to the NEK at 0? (you do hint at bare trees). Or do you think what you are seeing at least maybe gets us to an average year (albeit late) the further south you go? I'm coming at it from a different perspective than most tourists, and admit I'm pickier. I appreciate the willingness to share information on this forum, the people regularly posting here are probably the most informed and helpful source of information out there.

Thanks for the information updates.

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Re: The Color is here!

Postby Utah Baker » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:45 pm

I have not been further north than Littleton NH yet, but I think the central and southern parts of the state (VT) have a good chance of being decent, but late. Not the "rockstar" years of 2015-16...,,,, We have been spoiled of late.

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Re: The Color is here!

Postby Utah Baker » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:45 pm

I have not been further north than Littleton NH yet, but I think the central and southern parts of the state (VT) have a good chance of being decent, but late. Not the "rockstar" years of 2015-16...,,,, We have been spoiled of late.

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Re: The Color is here!

Postby abby » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:57 pm

The Northeast Kingdom exploded in color overnight as well. The higher elevations are mostly cooked and past peak. The mid to lower elevations are bright and vibrant. Macallister Pond ablaze in bright vibrant reds this morning that are comparable to some of the reds from last year. The Montgomery area has some brilliant reds. Belvedere Pond in Eden is colorful but not as good as other areas. Rte 58 from Irasburg to Lowell has some wonderful color as well. I am actually shocked at the reds. I didn't think we would see them this year!!! Happy girl here.

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Re: The Color is here!

Postby edmcguirk » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:07 am

Thanks for the reports everyone. Sounds like we will to be able to salvage an okay year in areas that were green before the crazy temperature swings.

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Re: The Color is here!

Postby Utah Baker » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:27 am

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Just a quick phone pick as the clouds lifted to reveal the magic unfolding!

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Re: The Color is here!

Postby mmvt » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:37 pm

Color continues to impress in Killington and beyond. It's a bit difficult to post photos here so am posting most of my things on FB but the colors have truly exploded and continue to get deeper and richer every day!! Lots of awesomeness all over VT. This weekend should be beautiful even with overcast skies which actually can make foliage even more beautiful. Enjoy it and don't forget to thank Mother Nature !



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