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    Default Autumn Foliage 2010 Will Soon Be Here!

    It's a bit early for the brilliant colors of peak foliage, but it's only a matter of weeks before it's here! The snapshot below of the Rocky Branch valley was taken a few days ago. In the foreground toward the bottom of the photo, it can be seen that some trees are just beginning to show a little bit of Autumn color.
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    Thank you John, what a pretty picture. Autumn is my favorite time of year, I can't wait to up in Oct., I especially Love NH in the fall.

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    Beautiful John...can't wait!

    Where is this...Crawford? Resolution? Stairs?
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    Thanks for the teaser John. Won't be long till things are in full autumn splendor. Can's wait!!!
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    Kathy; Jim; Mark: It sounds like we are all eagerly awaiting those wonderful and colorful days of Autumn!
    I love NH all year round, but Autumn is unquestionably my favorite season of the year.

    As to the location from which the snapshot was taken, it was taken from a little 2,340 ft bare-rock peak that is unnamed and trail-less (of course!).
    It's situated about a mile south of the Stairs Col Trail and is sort of midway between the Rocky Branch Trail & Mt. Parker Trail.

    In case you might be interested, below is a wider view of the scene shown in the photo I originally posted. This wider view is also looking northward. Also, just like the original photo, it includes Mts. Washington and Monroe at the top of the Rocky Branch Valley. But in addition, it also shows Stairs Mountain on the upper far-left side of the photo. The large cliff face immediately to the right of Stairs is a place which is I think the rock climbers have dubbed as "The Back Stairs", but I'm unsure of this.
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    hmmm.... you post a lot of intriguing views...but this one is amazing...

    Is this the knob? I can imagine a misty sunrise up this valley in autumn quickly ascending my to do list!



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    Jim . . . yes that knob shown near the bottom-right of your photo is the spot! As to how I approached this spot, I hiked the Rocky Branch Trail (from its southern end) for about 20 minutes to a point about due east of the knob. At that point, I left the trail and bushwhacked to the top of the knob.
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    Beautiful preview John! Fall is my favorite time of the year too. Cannot wait for the colors and crisp, cool air.
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    Great pictures John.Fall gets my vote for the best time of the year too.If snow didn't melt at 65degrees it could stay that way all year round as far as I'm concerned!!

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    Great pics! Ah yes, New England autumn is in the air...bring it!

    here's some turning hobblebush in Zealand Notch on Monday...

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