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srk
09-01-2009, 11:08 AM
hi ,

I am a new member to this forum and wanted to know if there is any existing forum/ thread about the Fall Foliage discussions for the 2009 season.

Please let me know the link if such a forum exists.

Regards,
Rahul.

JimS
09-01-2009, 03:47 PM
Hi,
One doesn't exist yet, but feel free to ask away.

Usally the far nothern whites are peak the last days in september, with north of the notches generally early october, and southern whites by mid month in october.

http://foliage.visitnh.gov.ns1www.silvertech.net/index-flash.html

http://www.yankeefoliage.com/

http://www.foliagenetwork.com/

Are great resources!

Brad
09-01-2009, 07:33 PM
Normally by this time we are seeing definite signs of leaves turning here in Maine on the lake. Not so this year. Might be because of all the rain this summer. Maybe things will be a bit later this year.

Thanks for starting this thread so we can report on what we are seeing where.

CHRIS
09-01-2009, 08:52 PM
I have a couple of maple trees that are starting to get red. Over 1/2 of the tree and so are my neighbors. Over here in Dartmouth Ma.

smithtim
09-02-2009, 11:57 AM
good point with the weather! it has been so crazy this year everywhere so it'll be interesting to see how it affects; I'll be looking forward to seeign all the beautiful pictures.

I wonder if the winter snow will be affected by all this odd weather; I know everything was out of whack when I was out in Cascades a few weeks

Anna LeBlanc
09-02-2009, 02:33 PM
I live just aliitle NE of where Chris is here in Dighton,MA and nowhere in our neighboorhood are we seeing any color changes yet.I'm just wondering if the trees you've spotted may be diseased Chris.:confused:

CHRIS
09-02-2009, 02:38 PM
No there not deseased. There is quite a few of them in my neighborhood with the leaves starting to turn a darker red. I will try to get a picture if I have a chance.

JimS
09-02-2009, 05:31 PM
There are always some healthy trees that go early just due to naturally occurring environmental conditions. Swamp maples are a great example...and they are starting to really pop along rt 101 in raymond! Kevin knows the spot!

sharky
09-02-2009, 05:59 PM
I'm coming up to do a weeklong section hike starting on September 10th beginning at Franconia Notch. Will I see any sign of foliage? This is pretty much a once in a life time trip for me so it would be nice but I don't wanna wait around till late Sept.

JimS
09-02-2009, 08:09 PM
I'm coming up to do a weeklong section hike starting on September 10th beginning at Franconia Notch. Will I see any sign of foliage? This is pretty much a once in a life time trip for me so it would be nice but I don't wanna wait around till late Sept.


Not widespread, but above 3000 feet, the birches will be starting, and the tundra above treeline will be beautiful. Red blueberry scrub, orange and golden sedges...it'll be nice up high.

Down low...outside of the swamps...not much color...

sharky
09-02-2009, 10:31 PM
I'm not from New England so the names of those trees/plants don't mean a thing to me, but it all sounds great. Our route has us bagging 14-17 4ks and I'm hoping for some cool dry weather.

FisherCat
09-02-2009, 10:37 PM
You may find this link helpful. Though they haven't started their active reporting for this season yet, they no doubt will soon:

http://www.foliagenetwork.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=34:northeast-us&Itemid=68&layout=default

Brad
09-03-2009, 06:24 AM
Sharky,

Here is a North camera view back in August which has been quite typical during the summer.

http://images51.fotki.com/v1562/photos/2/1002902/7805415/20090828_152235_north-vi.jpg

And here is a shot last night at sunset. Yes, it is a different time of day, but the colors are very different now. You should have lots of opportunity for nice pictures and the start of fall colors.

http://images34.fotki.com/v1143/photos/2/1002902/7910741/20090902_190634_north-vi.jpg

srk
09-15-2009, 04:23 PM
Hi All,

Here is my plan. I am not sure if all the things I plan to do will fit in such a short time.

Could you please review it and give me your suggestions.

I have booked a motel in Glen, NH which is near North Conway

Day1 : Leave from New Jersey and reach Glen via, kinsman notch, Lincoln taking Kancamagus. I will take the Bear notch road on way to Glen.

Day 2 : Start from Glen, take Bear Notch road to Kanc , Kanc to Lincoln, Franconia Notch - Cannon Tram if time permits. Return to Glen via 302 through Crawafford Notch.

Day 3 : Mount Washington or Wildcat Gondola and return to NJ via route 302 through Crawfford (Just in case I don't get enough time on 2nd day for Crawfford Notch).