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by ctyanky
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: A Glorious Fall Preview in New England this Labor Day Weekend!
Replies: 11
Views: 6813

A Glorious Fall Preview in New England this Labor Day Weekend!

Fall is here! :D :D :D This Labor Day weekend features overnight lows in the 40s and low 50s, perfect sunshiny days in the 60s and 70s and the reds and oranges are popping out on the upper canopies of the trees. Does it get any better than this? I am beside myself with joy! :) You can just detect th...
by ctyanky
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Continuing My Quest to Climb Vermont's Fire Towers!
Replies: 10
Views: 16971

Re: Continuing My Quest to Climb Vermont's Fire Towers!

Hello fire tower climbers! Happy Labor Day Weekend! I found an excellent site for New Hampshire Fire Towers :roll: and a brochure you can print out. It's pretty cool! It will be on my "NH Fire Tower Bucket List". :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: What better way to immerse yourself in the forest and bec...
by ctyanky
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: First signs of color
Replies: 2
Views: 2609

Re: First signs of color

These are brilliant colors indeed Tim! Same here in NW CT and over the higher elevations. I'm so excited! :shock: Hope to check out the Route 9 highlands for two hiking excursions very soon as I am only 2 hours away. It changes similarly to northern VT at those elevations, especially around Woodford...
by ctyanky
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: We're Turning the Corner Towards Fall 2020. I'm ready.
Replies: 8
Views: 5650

Re: We're Turning the Corner Towards Fall 2020. I'm ready.

Hi Colorado! Enjoy the foliage in your own state and next year we should try to get together somewhere. I'm sorry I missed you last year at Hill Farmstead Brewery but let's plan on meeting there in 2021! I kept looking for your plaid fall coat! :lol: The nights are really cooling off here now and sp...
by ctyanky
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: We're Turning the Corner Towards Fall 2020. I'm ready.
Replies: 8
Views: 5650

Re: We're Turning the Corner Towards Fall 2020. I'm ready.

Hi Triz, see you next year! May your family stay well and I hope you enjoy whatever color you may find in your area. CT
by ctyanky
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: We're Turning the Corner Towards Fall 2020. I'm ready.
Replies: 8
Views: 5650

Re: We're Turning the Corner Towards Fall 2020. I'm ready.

Hi Triz! Thanks for popping in here. I hope your fall in Philly (?) is just beautiful so you can still enjoy the season. It was 55 here this morning and the last couple of days have been sparkling. It's been so hot this summer and we have had 38 days of 90's in northern CT. I'm so ready for the tran...
by ctyanky
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: We're Turning the Corner Towards Fall 2020. I'm ready.
Replies: 8
Views: 5650

Re: We're Turning the Corner Towards Fall 2020. I'm ready.

Low 50's nighttime temps in the NEK for the next 2 weeks. I'm already keeping the windows open at night! Moving right along! :D :D :D
by ctyanky
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Continuing My Quest to Climb Vermont's Fire Towers!
Replies: 10
Views: 16971

Re: Continuing My Quest to Climb Vermont's Fire Towers!

I'm trying to update this fire tower list and if I'm not mistaken, Bolton Valley Resort has a newly rebuilt fire tower! I'm including two links, the first of which is an employee's blog with a photo of the amazing 360 long views from the tower. The second is a link that shows all the hiking trails a...
by ctyanky
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: We're Turning the Corner Towards Fall 2020. I'm ready.
Replies: 8
Views: 5650

We're Turning the Corner Towards Fall 2020. I'm ready.

Greetings Fall Foliage Fanatics and SOVTers! In 6 ½ weeks the Autumnal Equinox arrives - September 22nd. I'm so looking forward to fall this year. It's been a chaotic and difficult few months since the pandemic began, hasn't it? On top of that, Connecticut just got creamed with Tropical Storm Isaias...
by ctyanky
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Fantastic story on the Long Trail - VTDigger
Replies: 0
Views: 3425

Fantastic story on the Long Trail - VTDigger

Hello fellow SOV hikers! I just read this wonderful narrative by Mark Bushnell, Vermont journalist and historian. The storyline and historical perspective are divine. I hope you enjoy reading this article as much as I have! Mr. Bushnell did a stellar job and it kept my attention till the very end. S...
by ctyanky
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: OFF TOPIC: Anyone hiked Harmon Hill in Bennington?
Replies: 1
Views: 2627

Re: OFF TOPIC: Anyone hiked Harmon Hill in Bennington?

I compiled my list for the rest of the upcoming hikes in southern Vermont for late August/early September day trips! Any thoughts are welcomed as always. I'm still hiking away in the northwest corner of CT albeit so hot! I'm amazed at the strenuous hikes even in my own state and in the extreme SW co...
by ctyanky
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: My Vermont "Bucket List" is Growing!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 45784

Re: My Vermont "Bucket List" is Growing!!!

Wow, it's been about six months since I last updated my Vermont "Bucket List" and I have been meaning to add this one to my many upcoming day trips to Vermont after Labor Day! This is an excursion for the whole family and being the tree lover that I have become lately, :mrgreen: this is right up my ...
by ctyanky
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Witness Tree
Replies: 73
Views: 62317

Re: Witness Tree

Hello again and an update to the Witness Tree post to continue my passion for our trees, forests and woodlands! :D I was looking to see if Vermont had any "old growth forests" and found quite a fascinating article on the subject. Albeit a tad long, I found it so captivating! I'm hoping to go to one ...
by ctyanky
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: OFF TOPIC: Anyone hiked Harmon Hill in Bennington?
Replies: 1
Views: 2627

OFF TOPIC: Anyone hiked Harmon Hill in Bennington?

Hello SOV hikers: I'm hoping to hike Harmon Hill in Bennington after Labor Day provided the situation for out of staters has eased by this time. All the reviews thus far are conflicting; some rate it difficult and strenuous, while others call it moderate and even kid friendly. The out and back milea...
by ctyanky
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Becoming One With the Forests, Woodlands and Mother Nature During This Trying Season of Our Lives: My Impressions
Replies: 4
Views: 4246

Re: Becoming One With the Forests, Woodlands and Mother Nature During This Trying Season of Our Lives: My Impressions

Hello fall foliage fanatics! Hope this post finds you in continued health. And now another season has begun with autumn just a few short months away! This cool spring has got me energized and excited for my favorite season of all! With 31 hikes under my belt now, I've ramped up the forest treks to t...