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1HappyHiker
09-25-2009, 08:29 AM
Gheez! How I love autumn! I wanted to be everywhere in the Whites today, instantly, and all at once, to check out the foliage. However, it wasn't long before reality set in, and so I had to settle for just doing a quick check of a few locations (Table Mtn off Bear Notch Rd; Crawford Notch; Rocky Gorge area off the Kanc).

The bottom-line to today's adventures is that "peak foliage" hasn?t arrived yet in these particular locations, but it's getting there!:)

Below are 3 snapshots taken from Table Mountain.

Looking Southeasterly Down the Swift River Valley

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Looking South Toward Chocorua, Paugus, etc

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Looking Northwesterly Toward Bartlett Haystack, Tremont, Carrigain, etc
(A short bushwhack is required to get this particular view from Table Mtn.)

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After finishing up Table Mountain, I took a short drive down to the Kanc to check out the foliage in the vicinity of Rocky Gorge.
Here I got my most colorful view of the day!

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And, on my way back home, I did a bushwhack off the Dry River Trail up to a ledge that overlooks a portion of the Crawford Notch in the general vicinity of Mts. Crawford and Bemis. It appears that it will be awhile before "peak foliage" hits here.

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Snow Miser
09-25-2009, 10:17 AM
Beautiful photos John. The colors are really developing nicely. Thanks for posting! I made the one from the vicintiy of Rocky Gorge my desktop background so I can sit here at work and make believe I was there instead.:)

CHRIS
09-25-2009, 10:26 AM
Gorgeous pictures John. What a perfect looking day. I would much reather be there than sitting here at this desk drooling at your pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Jimmy Legs and Little d
09-25-2009, 11:33 AM
Simply stunning photos. Autumn is a wonderful season, especially in New England. Guess, the foilage will peak in a week or so?

Little D:)

mtruman
09-25-2009, 07:11 PM
Beautiful John. So glad to see the color starting. Makes me even more anxious for the two weekends we've got coming up north!

1HappyHiker
09-26-2009, 08:41 AM
Thank you one and all for the very kind words in your replies to my posting. I am most appreciative!

Snow Miser, I?m humbled that you would use one of my photos as your desktop background!

KD Talbot
09-28-2009, 08:09 PM
Your reports keep the rest of us abreast of where and when with the foliage. Thanks again!

KDT