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!
Today (October 15th)
Photographed this year from Mount Jo, Adirondack Park, New York.
Photographed October 8th, 2015 from Mount Jo, Adirondack Park, New York.
Exactly one year ago today, I scurried to the top of Mount Jo to photograph some of the region’s early fall foliage. Today I did the same to compare the colors:
September 18th, 2014
September 18th, 2015
Based on the above, Fall seems to be a bit behind from last year. With the warm weather we’ve been getting, this makes sense. Regardless, I can’t wait to see how the season transpires!
Well the photo I posted yesterday of Mount Colden seemed to be quite popular so I’m sharing another one from that day. I mentioned in the original post that the photos were taken from an unnamed bluff in the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest. To get to the top required a short but challenging bushwhack up steep terrain and through dense balsam fir and spruce, but the view and solitude at the top was well worth the effort.
This image is a stitched panorama composed of 5 different photographs taken at sunset. The view includes the Sentinel Range to the left and the High Peaks to the right in the background.
Photographed January 2nd, 2015 in the Adirondack Mountains, New York.
Sunset from Mt. Van Hoevenberg. September 24th, 2014. It was nice to have the summit all to myself!
View of Heart Lake and the High Peaks from Mount Jo this evening. Red maples are popping throughout the Adirondacks. Low of 25 predicted for tonight. Yikes! Fall is hitting hard.