Category Archives: mountains

Top of the Mountain

Well, not quite the top of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak, but almost. Above some of the clouds, anyway!

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Late Colors, Early Snow

DSC_2856copyWA twofer: First snow and the dreaded fall foliage shot, all in one, Stowe, VT. The fall colors came weeks late this year, to mix with some early snow over this past weekend. Above, snow squall blows in over the valley. Below, Smugglers Notch and Trapp Hill Road.DSC_2753copyWDSC_2912copyW DSC_2815copyW1  DSC_2747copyW1

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Black and Blue

DSC_1986WSHcopyMountains above the North Santiam River, late afternoon light, Cascades, western Oregon.

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Snow # 1, 2014-15 Season

DSC_8327-copyWMt. Mansfield’s Toll Road today, somewhere above 3,000 feet. It didn’t snow much, but it’s still the first Vermont snow of the season as far as I’m concerned. More to come. DSC_8348-copyW DSC_8340-copyW

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Green Again

Spring always creeps slowly into the winter-brown Vermont hills and then explodes. This, the other foliage season, a riot of green, seems to arrive in the space of three days. And in the space of two weeks we go from skiing (bottom photo, Mt. Mansfield on April 22nd), to plowing (top, East Montpelier), to bicycling, paddling and mowing the lawn. Summer’s so short it’s a good thing that when spring finally gets here it pounces.

 

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Stick Season, High & Low

When the fall leaves hit the ground, it’s Stick Season. The reason for the name is obvious but the attractions of this sixth Vermont season aren’t. It can mean raw, gray days with rain and sleet. But it can also be beautiful, as it has been for the past two days, with temperatures in the 60s. At its best, the lowering sun streams through the leafless woods and strobes through the trees as you drive along. People are scrambling to get their fall outdoor work done, but it can still be incredibly quiet and calm, as we wait in that spot between autumn and winter for the seasons to change. Above, Waterbury Reservoir; below, Worcester Mountain.

 

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