Foliage Update

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Re: Foliage Update

Post: # 20129Post Andy
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:51 am

Kerry: That color looks really good up that way. I don't think I have seen the reds and the varieties all at the same time in all of the trips I have made there. Reminds me of what I remember from back in the 70's when I lived there!

You should find some good stuff. I assume you will, but DO go to the south end of Willoughby. The view from the north is just "eh." Some drama from the South.
Andy

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Re: Foliage Update

Post: # 20130Post harley0711
Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:53 am

Kerry, check your PM

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Re: Foliage Update

Post: # 20132Post Fallleafechidna
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:42 pm

oh man that does look like a good season up there

a kicking myself for getting scared by the earlier Monday weather reports, wish I had headed up last night or at worst tonight, Wheeler looks just about max peak, maybe today will be it, so Monday might be a touch less perfect but still good, but fearing Tuesday will have all the reds fading and the true magic

it seems almost exactly like 2012 schedule (in NEK, rest of the state definitely sounds farther behind) and that year it was insane 2nd and 3rd and then two days later....

just hoping the warmth will through some miracle let it hang on an extra day at full

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Re: Foliage Update

Post: # 20135Post Utah Baker
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:24 pm

Whew! Thanks for the encouraging words Carol, these reports are giving me heartburn! Save a little for me please Mother Nautre. Looking forward to a beautiful drive up from Boston a week from today!

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Re: Foliage Update

Post: # 20136Post harley0711
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:17 pm

looks like weather will warm up again a bit next week?


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Re: Foliage Update

Post: # 20140Post harley0711
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:01 pm

bm - Thanks,,, right now we are in Buffalo - family??? LOL.... wife talking, I am mapping our drive, lol... Wednesday we drive to Burlington, VT to spend night... right now, plan to drive north from there on 89 to 105 and head east to Island pond - Lake Willoughby - Wheeler pond and then maybe back to Newport to catch 100 and head south?? or 5 to 14 to 100 OR 58 over to 100????

As I said, open to Any suggestions.... for anyone wanting to 'tell me where to go, lol' 209-606-9190 anytime..

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Re: Foliage Update

Post: # 20145Post harley0711
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:39 pm

Carol - good question and it depends on the day and whats going on AND where we can find a place to stay?? Do you have an open room??? LOL

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Re: Foliage Update

Post: # 20147Post dellybean
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:43 pm

Hi! I'm new to the forum, and just wanted to say thank you all for the reports and amazing intel on places to visit! I'm from California but went to college in Western Mass and then lived in Boston for a few years. It's been 10 years since I was in New England for foliage but I am fixing that this week! We'll be in northern and central VT from Thursday-Sunday. I'm a landscape photographer and I cannot wait. The daily aerial video from the NEK today got me super excited - for those who haven't seen it yet, check it out! https://vimeo.com/185247157

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Re: Foliage Update

Post: # 20151Post harley0711
Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:15 pm

Thing is Abby - not sure where we will be on Thurs or Fri??? or I would...

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Re: Foliage Update

Post: # 20152Post harley0711
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:00 pm

Abby - OK< went ahead and used my 'free night' at Holiday Inn - Brownsville, VT for Thursday - Now Friday???? may sleep in SUV - NOT<<<< wife won't be happy - will just have wait - just now sure where we will end up - I know its not the best but I just do not know where the road will take us and where you folks may send us? LOL

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Re: Foliage Update

Post: # 20153Post Kerry29
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:12 pm

Andy wrote:Kerry: That color looks really good up that way. I don't think I have seen the reds and the varieties all at the same time in all of the trips I have made there. Reminds me of what I remember from back in the 70's when I lived there!

You should find some good stuff. I assume you will, but DO go to the south end of Willoughby. The view from the north is just "eh." Some drama from the South.
Andy--thanks. I will almost certainly check out Lake Willoughby again tomorrow morning. There's an alleged small chance of an actual sunrise (honestly, I haven't taken a single photograph in the last two days that has included sky), so I'll hit May Pond first. Then back to Burton Hill Rd. Then probably Crystal Lake and Lake Willoughby. Then we'll see what time it is and what the conditions are like. (I really ought to check out Wheeler Pond too, time permitting.)

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Re: Foliage Update

Post: # 20154Post Kerry29
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:13 pm

harley0711 wrote:Kerry, check your PM

Michael
Checked and responded by PM. Let me know if you received the message.

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Re: Foliage Update

Post: # 20155Post harley0711
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:16 pm

Kerry29 wrote:
harley0711 wrote:Kerry, check your PM

Michael
Checked and responded by PM. Let me know if you received the message.
got it and followed advice in contacting Abby

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Re: Foliage Update

Post: # 20156Post Kerry29
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:45 pm

Spent the day in Franconia Notch, so I have no update on VT conditions.

FWIW, after 10-odd hours hiking and photographing along the Falling Waters and Cascade Brooks trails in the Notch, I returned via NH-112 through the Wild River area and NH-116 to Franconia. Colors there are very, very good...some locations are at peak now, others are just a hiccup behind. I didn't have the opportunity to check out Sugar Hill, much to my chagrin, because it was dark by the time I reached Franconia.

I'll spend all of tomorrow in VT and will pass along my findings, as time permits, tomorrow night.

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Re: Foliage Update

Post: # 20169Post minnesotaman
Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:48 am

I was at Willoughby yesterday, both ends, and in surrounding areas. The areas off the lake are much better than the lake itself, which is still mostly yellows and greens, quite a few days to go, I thought. Try Job's Pond. It was foggy when I was there, but it looked like reds, yellows and oranges across the way. Rte 114 was great in many places, the full range of color peak, reds, oranges, yellows and greens all at once. 105 over to NH also was very good.


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