Our Mountains, Our Woods

Our Mountains

Our Woods

October 18th, 2015
From Mount Van Hoevenberg, High Peaks 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.

Around Town

Ah, like clockwork, the cooling fall weather brings the inevitable head cold. No hiking for me yesterday. Fortunately I didn’t have to go far to take in the scenery.
Village of Lake Placid
The Village of Lake Placid

Whiteface Mountain
Whiteface Mountain

Photographed yesterday.