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Here's a drone video of Crawford Notch in the White Mountains of NH from a few weeks ago.

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First, Anyone can post a question here, hit the plus in the upper right and feel free to ask away. I realize this isn't Facebook, works a bit different. For one thing, it's actually easier to search for what you want to know.

Second, ANYONE can answer! If you think you know the answer, hit reply! The more the merrier. I;m a full-time National Park Ranger so getting me to answer here will happen from time to time. If you have the answer to someone's question, feel free to enlighten them.
The more we all help out, the better.

Next, if you have pictures from past years, there is a discussion for that. In mid-Sept we will start looking for images from this year. but please don't start this discussion yourself. John or I will start it...

Other than that, be good to each other and have fun!

Jeff Foliage
Admin and chief bottle washer

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Fall Foliage Discussion / Re: 2017 a good year or just average?
« Last post by Jeff Foliage on May 03, 2017, 10:27:31 AM »
It's good to hear that the drought has subsided up in the NEK.

One of the benefits of low drought or good moisture in the ground is: Happy Trees...

Happy trees mean the leaves won't fall as fast and the season will last longer.

But the downsides can be many... First the El Nino is coming back and that usually mean a warm fall, not like it hasn't been that way for the past 4-5 years. This can cause several effects.
1. The fall colors may be slow to arrive
2. If we get warm but cloudy weather the colors will again be slow to arrive and not as bright.
on the good side. When they do arrive they will stick around no matter what color they are.

There are all sorts of combinations and different areas of New England have different weather patterns. While the NEK is having a cool Sept with the jet stream dipping down over it with bright sunny days. Massachusetts and north into central NH/VT may be getting rain and cloudy days so the color may come on like a rush of color while nothing is showing further south... Sometimes it's just the higher elevations getting the lower temps and they start turning sooner while in the valley, not as much.
This is the way of the fall colors.

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General Discussion / A drones view of Snowmobiling in Vermont
« Last post by John on April 12, 2017, 11:56:56 AM »
Here's a drone video I made this winter of snowmobiling in Island Pond, VT.

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Fall Foliage Discussion / Re: Fall Colors From 1st CT lake in Pittsburg, NH
« Last post by John on April 12, 2017, 11:53:56 AM »
Looked awesome John...

Here's a drone video from yesterday showing the fall foliage in northern New Hampshire.

Thanks Jeff. I have lots of ideas on how to best use the drone for this coming fall. We need to get together this year and photograph the NEK of VT and northern NH.
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Fall Foliage Discussion / Re: 2017 a good year or just average?
« Last post by John on April 12, 2017, 11:52:07 AM »
On a good note the drought that had been effecting New England has subsided for the most part. I don't know how that will effect the fall foliage though.
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Fall Foliage Discussion / 2017 a good year or just average?
« Last post by Jeff Foliage on April 10, 2017, 08:54:04 AM »
The question on my mind is what kind of autumn will we have... OH! Sorry, maybe I should explain. I'm Jeff Foliage and I blog about the fall colors each year. http://www.jeff-foliage.com
The spring in New England has been slow to start but that hasn't been factual. At the end of January and early Feb we thought spring had arrived...
Mother Nature said no so quick and we had another 4+ week or snow and miserable temps. Today we hit the 70s along with tomorrow and then back into the upper 50s through the weekend. But it looks like Mother Nature will relent and allow spring to take hold.
I'm not a weatherman so I can't say what the rollercoaster effect on the temps will do. but I'm looking at how much rain and when we get it. Too much rain on a day by day basis can lead to tar spot and this affects the maples. The reds can be lost if this happens this year...
As I remember in 2007 was a year without much in the color red for just this reason, could this be another year like that? Time will tell...
Check my website for more like that or ask a question here. I'll try to stop in from time to time and help the staff out... Of course, if you want to know something about the NEK (NorthEast Kingdom) Ask for John as hi lives up there at Island Pond...
Jeff Foliage
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Fall Foliage Discussion / Re: Fall Colors From 1st CT lake in Pittsburg, NH
« Last post by Jeff Foliage on March 01, 2017, 04:35:52 PM »
Looked awesome John...

Here's a drone video from yesterday showing the fall foliage in northern New Hampshire.
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Fall Foliage Discussion / Re: How are the colors this weekend_
« Last post by Jeff Foliage on March 01, 2017, 04:33:59 PM »
Sorry I was busy last fall (full time Ranger) Did you get up on the Kanc as you were planning and if so what did you see? The Albany covered bridge is just off the Kanc and there are pull offs and parking areas for the different tourist areas and hiking trails. If you started at the Conway end make an immediate pull off at the Ranger station (forest rangers). They will be happy to make suggestions on things to see along the Kanc.

Sorry this is late.


Hi... I{m planning in visiting NH this weekend and I just want to know how are the colors in Kancamagus Highway... Can someone tell me about?

Thanks..
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Fall Foliage Discussion / Re: Weekend wind and rain ends the season
« Last post by Jeff Foliage on March 01, 2017, 04:24:39 PM »
Well Bill, most of that should be over by now. I hope all the leaves relocated without the need for manual labor. It's been slightly above average here in Salem this spring. but March may turn cold again... I wish it would make up it's mind...
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