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9 Oct Fall Foliage report

The Mohawk trail to Danby VT

by Jeff "Foliage" Folger

Freight House antiques
Credit: Jeff Folger

Antiques and a vegetarian diner all in one... The ice cream was pretty good

color from the road up
Credit: Jeff Folger

route 2 color

Down in the valley
Credit: Jeff Folger

Next to the road runs a stream

view from the summit
Credit: Jeff Fogler

View from the eastern summit... you need to see it this weekend...

Greetings Leaf Peepers

We started late on our Columbus Day journey but because we started at 11 AM and by virtue of not traveling up 93 like most folks we didn't see a lot of traffic. We got on route 2A then 2 and proceeded west. We stopped at one of the few rest stops on route to and this one is the John Chapman rest area. Don't tell me you don?t know who Johnny Apple seed was. There is even a small statue of him in front of the welcome center.

Once we hit Erving MA the color really started to pick up and there is also Lisa's newest favorite antique place "The Freight House Diner". We spent a bit of time in here and Lisa found a ceramic cat that she had to have.

On the road the hills that rise above route two were mostly peak but because of the mist and heavy clouds it?s hard to tell the quality of the colors. We stopped along the road a few times to take a few pictures. The final time was at the eastern summit pull out on route 2. The low lying fog merged with the clouds weaving its way through the valleys.

Once we got on route 7 the light fast departed and we passed several towns that we will wait for better weather to visit...

To Be Continued...

There are other ways to stay up on the fall foliage and activities in these parts. You can listen to 980 WCAP talk radio on Thursday mornings at 11:10AM EST on your AM dial. I'll be talking with the hosts about the upcoming fall foliage season. If you don't live in the area, you can listen on their website www.980wcap.com and catch it streaming on your computer.

Check my Blog several times per week as I keep logging a bunch of miles looking for foliage. The Yankee foliage forum is a great place to get updates or over on the Yankee foliage Facebook fan page

Don't forget to login on the forum Jeff's contest thread is open to guesses to figure out my total mileage this season and to win either a boxed card set of my foliage series or a HD DVD fall video. (I didn't make it; I just purchased it on Amazon)

Yankee?s Foliage Fan page on Facebook and Yankee on Twitter.

Autumn is here (Next week, anyways) and I hope to hear from you throughout the rest of the fall, if you have any questions please feel free to ask them here in the comments section or in the foliage forum or in the Yankee's Foliage Fan page on Facebook and I and the other folks will do their best to answer them. Or you can email me at jeff.foliage@gmail.com.

Jeff "Foliage" Folger

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