Whiteface Mountain from Big Cherrypatch Pond

It was a balmy November’s day by North Country standards. T-shirt weather for many a local. You could watch Whiteface lose its snow by the hour. In the evening, most was gone!

A perfect day to do some rambling. Not the easiest stroll to the end of Cherrypatch Pond, but well worth the view.
Whiteface From Big Cherrypatch Pond - Panorama
A panorama of Whiteface Mountain, Cherrypatch Pond, and a nice grove of eastern white pine.

Whiteface from Big Cherrypatch Pond
Whiteface Mountain, elevation 4,865 feet.

Whiteface from Big Cherrypatch Pond - Zoomed In
Note the weather observatory on the summit.

Photos taken today from Big Cherrypatch Pond, Adirondack Mountains, New York.

An October’s Eve on Mount Van Ho

Van Hoevenberg Parnorama-1-3
It was cloudy and rainy on my hike up the mountain but I had some hope the sky might briefly open around sunset. A couple I met on their way down the trail just didn’t understand why I was going up to take photos in the rain, especially in the late evening. “This is when I get off work,” I said, “And I’m hoping for a window of open sky.” I could see the doubt in their faces. Continue reading