End of a Season - Part 1

October 30, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Every year at the end of summer I try to make my way to the Adirondacks in upstate New York with the hopes of catching the changing foliage.  Many differing factors combine to determine when the leaves color will change: rainfall, temperature, etc.  So basically while there is some skill involved in guessing when the peak of fall foliage season will be, there is a lot of luck also.  Combine these variables with scheduling time and purchasing airline tickets far enough in advance that you don’t have to donate a kidney…so as you may have already deduced; no I didn’t get to see the fall foliage this year.  It stayed incredibly warm much longer than normal.  There were benefits to this, I was swimming in the lakes in mid-September, something that would never happen normally without a wetsuit or copious amounts of alcohol and a wager.  

 

End of a Season - Mirror Lake, New YorkEnd of a Season - Mirror Lake, New YorkLast days for swimming.

 

Despite the lack of color the trip was still great.  I spent three days canoeing around Lake Placid and camping on Moose Island.  Going to sleep listening to coyotes in the distance and waking up to the sounds of the loons on the lake.  The last morning I woke to heavy mist rising off the lake combining with low clouds creating a surreal atmosphere.   

 

Fog on Lake Placid - Moose Island, New YorkFog on Lake Placid - Moose Island, New York

 

This second picture is taken about 30 minutes later as the sun slowly burns off the mist and clouds.

 

First Light on Whiteface - Lake Placid, New YorkFirst Light on Whiteface - Lake Placid, New York

 

 

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