In 2016 that whole region, highway north from St. Johnsbury, that ponds, 105/114 to the border were just insane 3rd, 4th, 5th wish could have stayed another two days and hit a couple more regional places. Not sure how long it lasted, but wow, 2012 and 2016 from Groton to the border, that whole region were the most over the top behind belief display o foliage I’ve ever experienced.
I don’t like to miss NEK if it is an over the top year like 2012 or 2016, I just have to see it if it is full on over the top level, heck dont like to miss it even at all hah, but was also thinking about trying something new like maybe Franconia Notch/Kancamagus, which someone else I’d go with seems quite interested in seeing for the first time. So if NEK is at all just merely avg or a touch worse this year it’d probably be better to go with the new option.
But if the NEK is over the top, I’d maybe just run up there and get there Wednesday or Thursday night instead, since that is something that can’t be missed.
Speaking of the Kancamagus/notch option would next tues-thurs be too late for that? Might the color be very nice this year or not? Might it manage to be at least somewhat close to NEK or Stowe will be this year quality wise?
Down in NJ it’s weird, not the horrible drought of last year that totally killed fall for first time ever, but some branches on some trees and some trees and bushes with more or less green leaf drop and shrivel, never really seen this before. Had crazy amounts of rain and think some things are sort of almost drowning this year, never had any end of summer early fall dry period, just sopping wet all the time. And they say it may be another bad year down here.
I guess VT managed to avoid quite our level of rain though it sounds like?
The intense rain for VT/NH Tuesday, tomorrow, won’t beat all the leaves off will it? Hopefully it’s a bit behind enough so that wouldn’t happen in NEK or Kang?
The Stowe 360 looked fairly promising, but I guess that need to be done later this week and not next week? I suppose that is another option if NEK is off or it will be too late and Kangamus is off this year.
Please enjoy Vermont and all its beauty and take what Mother Nature has to give. It is looking so fine. CT
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot