Magnificent Cedars

Two immense northern white cedars found in the McKenzie Mountain Wilderness. The left tree has a diameter of 31.5 inches and the right tree, 37.5. These individuals are unusually massive for the northeastern United States.
Two Giant Cedars
Photographed and measured today, November 8th, 2015 in the McKenzie Mountain Wilderness, Adirondack Park, New York.

Time Lapse In the High Peaks

We were greeted this morning with clear skies and a killing frost – the first of the season. Since Saturday, leaves have been falling steadily. Shorter days are hastening my pace up Mount Jo. Amazing how one week can change!

October 15th, 2015
Today (October 15th)

October 8th, 2015
October 8th

October 1st, 2015
October 1st

September 24th, 2015
September 24th

September 18th, 2015
September 18th

Photographed this year from Mount Jo, Adirondack Park, New York.

Autumn Moving

A chill is in the air this evening. The weather is active.

Throughout the day, mist and fog cloaked the now golden mountains. Only later did the sky begin to open, exposing a breathtaking maple tableau all around.

We are now past “peak”, but some of the best is yet to come. The mild golds and deep oranges of aspen still await. They will stand alone in the gray of late Fall. And the tamarack, the evergreen that breaks the rules, will continue its quest to fairness, morphing from green to yellow and finally dropping every needle – if we’re lucky on early snow.

Photographed this evening in Ray Brook, Adirondack Park, New York.