It has been quite a long time since my last post. The Covid-19 Pandemic has restricted travel for many people in the past 18 months! Recently, my wife and I decided it was time to break out of our cocoon and take a trip. Since we have both received our full vaccinations, it seemed that a car trip would be safe. Autumn has arrived and what better place to see spectacular fall foliage that in New England! I wanted to share some photos from that trip with you.
Just before entering Vermont, we arrived at a beautiful reservoir lake near the border of New York and Vermont. As we drove by, the reflections on the lake caught my eye. I left the highway and drove on a side road to an open spot and took photos.
Continuing into Vermont, we stopped at the Visitor Center in Bennington for a brief respite. As I was talking with two of the staff, they proceeded to tell me the peak foliage had not yet occurred due to the warm weather. The date of our conversation was October 6th and as we drove thru Vermont and New Hampshire, I do not know how the color could have been any better a few days later! The photo below is the view from Vermont’s Bromley Ski Resort.
The rest of that day was filled with more fantastic fall color, and I stopped frequently to take more photos. Our drive took us to Lincoln, New Hampshire where we spent the night. The next day was spent driving along the scenic Kancamagus Highway and the White Mountain Trail in New Hampshire. The photo below is from an overlook on the Kancamagus, and the high peak is Mount Osceola. Which is the name of a Native American Tribal Chief.
Mount Osceola is the highest peak in the small Sandwich Range, it is 4.315 feet in altitude. The Sandwich Range is part New Hampshire’s White Mountains. One of my favorite photos from this trip is the one below of that mountain range.
The next photo is the view from Crawford Notch on the White Mountain Trail. The mountain is Mount Willey. In 1826, a family named Willey lived on this mountain and they all perished in an avalanche in 1826.
Remember, I was advised that the color had not yet reached peak conditions. I do not know how it could be any more fabulous than what we saw! What do you think?
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