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    Did a Grafton loop this past weekend and things were peak north of the notch and just starting to peak south of the notch. The contrast in colors to the north and south was stunning.

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    Was in the ADK on Saturday 10/5 on Phelps. Supposedly peak color, I'd say some was past, The High Peaks have the same issue as the NH highest also. The highest peaks are surrounded by Fir/spruce and then birch. Birch are great, however, every birch changes the same color. Peaks that are 3,000 or less with open summits provide your best chances of seeing a diverse deciduous forest changing color. The HPIC lot was filled by 6:30 AM and when we left a car was 2.4 miles away from the HPIC on Loj road adding almost five miles to any hike they had planned. We shared the small Phelps summit with 36 hikers on the main ledges with more on smaller private spots.
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    Lower on Moxham Mt, looking across Moxham Pond

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    Looks like the leaves will be on the ground by Friday. There is Northeaster in forecast for Thursday with accompanying high winds that will probably strip leaves. Welcome to fall views!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peakbagger View Post
    Looks like the leaves will be on the ground by Friday. There is Northeaster in forecast for Thursday with accompanying high winds that will probably strip leaves. Welcome to fall views!
    It's close to/just after peak around Tamworth right now (500'). Breezy right now with lots of leaves coming down - quite beautiful!
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    Past peak in Woodstock VT although you'd never know it by the number of buses!

    The forecast is for 1.5-2.5" of rain Wednesday and Thursday and 15-40 mph winds, so we can pretty much put a fork in it for this year.

    Bring on the snow!
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    Was out in the Taconics Sunday AM and foliage is still not at peak despite various online maps saying it is. I'd say it's maybe 50% or so. Quite a bit of nice color on the Mass Pike heading out there though. Finally getting a chance to head up to NH this weekend so hopefully there are some splashes of color left for me.
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    Hudson Highlands: reds gone, yellows still turning, oaks mostly went to brown. Ridges are bare, valleys still green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJsName View Post
    It's close to/just after peak around Tamworth right now (500'). Breezy right now with lots of leaves coming down - quite beautiful!
    The foliage held up better than expected in the Tamworth area from the big storm, but it's mostly yellows and browns, with some pockets of red and/or orange.
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    Not much left up north

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    Quote Originally Posted by peakbagger View Post
    Not much left up north
    Nope. Did Pierce/Eisenhower Sunday and most of the leaves are down in that area. Some pockets of yellows here and there. The stretch of Rte 3 heading out of Twin Mountain toward Franconia still had nice color but it is definitely winding down.
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