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The maples are starting to turn in Sussex county. I saw two flocks of southbound geese yesterday.
Catskill Park, NY - Balsam Mountain and Belleayre Mountain - 10/3/13
I had intended to go hiking in the Catskills next week but due to the previous weather forecast of rain every day next week (that has, of course, changed now) I decided to go this week and not risk missing the fall foliage. I would say it's just starting to peak in Catskills. Still lots of green in the forest with color in the canopy. On the I-87 drive noticed Harriman is starting to look colorful.
View from Balsam Mountain:
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10/6/13 – Norvin Green State Forest – Lake Sonoma and Manaticut Point
Moderate color change, still some green, and decent amount of leaf drop.
Route 287 corridor from Rt 78 to Wanaque – low to moderate color change
Lake Sonoma Trail
Rt. 287 near Wanaque
Awesome weekend foliage wise to be out in Sussex County (well any weekend is a good one to be in Sussex County !). Not peak yet, but leaves coming down & nice photogenic colors definitely happening.
Here was view looking North along the Kittatinny Ridge on Sat 10/5/13 - Low towards Moderate Colors
Some nice colors at Little Swartswood Lake (Sunday 10//6/13)
High Point State Park - 10/13/13
I found the foliage to be somewhat disappointing. I think a lot of the color was lost in the rain and wind storm on Monday, 10/7. There was a lot of leaf drop and most of the remaining color was brown/drab yellow. There were still some spots of color, just not as much as I had expected.
More pictures HERE
Sterling Forest, NY - High color, with leaf drop that seemed more than normal (likely due to recent rains).
Rt. 17 in Mahwah; Garden State Parkway Paramus area - Moderate color change, still large sections of green.
Sterling Forest - View of Greenwood Lake, from Bare Rock
View from the Sterling Forest Fire Tower
Bare Rock Trail
You may call it the "Bare Rock Trail", I call it "The Flintstone Highway"!
Hiked through Norvin Green yesterday (14OCT2013). Color varied a bit throught the area but on average I'd call it Medium since there was still a decent amount of green left on some trees. Starting from Weis ecology center and looped around via Otter hole -> Hewitt-Butler -> Wyanokie Crest -> Outlaw -> Wyanokie Circular -> HB again -> Posts Brook -> Lower -> WCL again -> Mine -> HB again -> OH back to Weis.
View on Otter Hole
View from Wyanokie Crest
Further up Wyanokie Crest
view from HB
And Otter Hole