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Old 09-09-2015, 01:13 PM   #1
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How's the foliage in ADK high peaks now?

Plan to go check out ADK foliage soon. Should I go this weekend or two weeks from now?
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:55 PM   #2
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Looking good in Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area this past weekend.
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:04 PM   #3
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Looking good in Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area this past weekend.

I guess so!
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:10 PM   #4
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Huh. I did the Seward range and juuust started noticing a few trees changing color. I figure it's another week or two before the peak, but that probably depends on how the temps are going to change over that period...
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:42 PM   #5
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With the exception of the high peaks, it's usually about mid October.
Soft maples color up first, the ash and oaks later.
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Old 09-09-2015, 04:03 PM   #6
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I usually say it's the last week of September, but it always varies a bit. Might be a week ahead or a week behind, but they are usually pretty vibrant in that time period.
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Old 09-09-2015, 05:42 PM   #7
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You can look here every day and see for yourself
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:51 PM   #8
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Old 09-11-2015, 10:20 PM   #9
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Bog River area was 1-2% with some color just starting to show in a very few trees; last week.
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:38 PM   #10
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We hiked Mt. Van Hoevenburg on Friday and were surprised to see so little color change. I think there's actually more down here in the Brant Lake/Chestertown area. Noticed a whole lot of brown on the mountains lining Lake George when we were out on the lake today. Can't help but thing fall will be a bit of a dud down here, thanks to how dry its been.

Panorama from Mt. Van Hoevenburg is attached, showing just the earliest suggestion of the color change to come. Based on photos I took from Mt. Jo around the same time last year, the High Peaks are basically on the same schedule as last year. If so, that'd put the last week in September as peak.
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Old 09-13-2015, 12:09 AM   #11
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this year is going so fast
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Old 09-13-2015, 02:52 PM   #12
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Some color change in the Dix Mountain Wilderness yesterday (9/12):



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Old 09-13-2015, 06:45 PM   #13
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woo hoo. Headed up Sept 23-27!
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:59 PM   #14
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Little color in the high peaks last week (9/17-19). Just starting. We also saw quite a bit of brown. A lot of leaves are just turning brown and dropping due to the unusually dry weather.
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:49 PM   #15
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nothing in the north even we are up by five ponds and little change looks like late this year for sure last 2 years I have lead hikes on October 3rd and we had 100 % this year it looks like October 13th is a better prediction! don't miss the blood moon eclipse sat. night at 9 pm!
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Old 09-24-2015, 03:50 PM   #16
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Sitting at the base of Cascade right now. Minimal to 25 percent color and the color is blah. Most everything is muted with lots of dead edges or branches
Not going to be a great year
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Old 09-27-2015, 08:24 AM   #17
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Bald Mt 9/20

A little late, it's probably gotten a bit better in the last week.

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Old 09-27-2015, 09:26 AM   #18
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Thursday, September 19 on Cobble Mtn in the Sentinel Range. Subtle hints of color but, like others have reported, lots of rusty brown leaves. I'm hoping next weekend will be better.

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Old 10-01-2015, 05:52 PM   #19
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Thanks for all the responses. Seems like this week is still a bit early? Maybe next week will be the best time to visit. Although NYS foliage map is reporting "near peak" for much of ADK, Phenocam is still showing mostly green or rusty leaves.
http://phenocam.sr.unh.edu/webcam/sites/goodnow/
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:25 PM   #20
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There was a big change between last Thursday and last Sunday. A couple of hard frosts kick started it.

Around Tupper and Long this weekend ought to be peak. Next weekend acceptable.
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