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WHAT REGION HAS THE BEST FALL COLOR

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Yes there is a season between summer and winter. And IMO the best season other than SKI SEASON, Crisp breezy days let us know winter isn't far away. And the color it produces show us just how wonderful Mother Nature can be. So let's see your colors


A view from the Blue Ridge Pkwy In Blowing Rock NC on Labor Day. About 5 more weeks and the trees will be exploding with color.
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Skyline Drive in SNP is about as good as it gets IMO. But the aspen forests here in N. UT are growing on me.
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I kinda like the fall colors here.
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The maples are turning here in Vermont, we should start to really see some color in about three weeks.

I love this time of year.
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Theres nothing like fall time in New England. I go up to Vermont every year to admire the beauty, and pump myself up for skiing. More often than not, whenever I go up, a little bit of snow starts to fall on the mountain top. I get all giddy.


I didnt take the pic BTW.


Im heading up there 10/10....peak season for the Mt Snow area.
post #6 of 13
 I've actually got some pretty amazing color at my house right now! I'll have to break out the camera.
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I'm loving these photos!  I'm checking the weather to see when my colors are going to start changing in Tahoe... what is the best satellite image to use to predict incoming storms?  Infrared or Water Vapor?   www.goes.noaa.gov    thanks

Farmers Almanac
post #8 of 13
Although not as well known as New England for leave peeping, much of Upstate NY is just as brilliant in colors in a few weeks.
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Consider Alaska. 

To stand in a river valley on a clear day this time of year is a sight to behold.  Green evergreens and colored cottonwoods, yellow alders above that giving way to the crimson fireweed, while the peaks above carry a fresh white coat of 'termination dust'.  It is happening right now. 

Have not gotten to savor this sight for a lot of years but the image is permanently etched behind my eyes. 

It is really worth seeing.
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Of course the REAL pretty fall color is White and Cold.  New Hampshire and Vermont in October were at times simply georgeous.  Driving south towards Utah in October from Jackson Hole was also really nice.

Idaho in mid to late October h as some nice color but not as stupendous as the NE.  Here are a couple pic's I took last Fall here in No. Idaho.  The Tamarack Pine, are a disciduous pine that turns gold and is quite stunning in a sea of green.

 One of my favorite walks/hikes behind my house, about a 50 minute walk.

 Photo on the above walk, about 15 min from my house.  St. Joe River, Hepton Lake and it is Fall but still green.


Sorry must have deleted the Tamaracks from my pictures.  Will take some more this Fall.
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Here in Western Washington we have incredible beauty at all times of the year, but one thing we really lack is striking fall color unless you hit the high country.  The blueberry bushes turn amazing hues and blanket the ground in places. You usually need to put in some effort to see them but there are some places where you can get a look from the car.  Places like Paradise and Sunrise on Mt. Rainier, Artist Point (Mt. Baker), Highway 2 at Stevens Pass, and the North Cascades Highway are a few.  No pics.  Sorry.
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I'll second that!  Grew up in Elmira, NY and the Finger Lakes area is beautiful in the fall.  Prime time to take a driving tour up for some wine tasting!

Now live in SW PA and the color down here is very nice, but not quite as nice as NY.

Mike

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Although not as well known as New England for leave peeping, much of Upstate NY is just as brilliant in colors in a few weeks.
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I'll second that!  Grew up in Elmira, NY and the Finger Lakes area is beautiful in the fall.  Prime time to take a driving tour up for some wine tasting!

Now live in SW PA and the color down here is very nice, but not quite as nice as NY.

Mike
 


 
What I love the most is driving through sections of a narrow country road that is overhung with bright colored long hanging branches. It's like driving through a kaleidoscope. I first caught that through a town just North of Ithaca. Luckily for me, I also can catch that just past my front yard., when I'm not in a rush to work.
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