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Cool Fall colors along 89, Mount Equinox Ride Columbus Day weekend.

Foliage update: 9/28/13, Heading north on 89 to Quechee, VT.
Colors are just getting interesting.
Leaves are mostly just starting to turn in most places along the way.
Lots of reds and ruddy browns.
Just 20 miles south of Quechee, at the rest stop there were some nice colors,
but still lots of greens waiting their turn to morph to their own brand of brilliance.
Next weekend and the weekend after will probably see peek colors in lower VT.

Some pics taken 20 miles south of Quechee/Wodstock exit on 89.
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Mount Equinox ride planned for Columbus Day weekend.
Long day in the saddle, early start time. Going to be some great roads and spectacular views.
Highlight will be the ride to the top of Mount Equinox on Skyline Drive in VT.
Home by nightfall... more details to follow.

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Foliage update: 9/28/13, Heading north on 89 to Quechee, VT.
Colors are just getting interesting.
Leaves are mostly just starting to turn in most places along the way.
Lots of reds and ruddy browns.
Just 20 miles south of Quechee, at the rest stop there were some nice colors,
but still lots of greens waiting their turn to morph to their own brand of brilliance.
Next weekend and the weekend after will probably see peek colors in lower VT.

Some pics taken 20 miles south of Quechee/Wodstock exit on 89.
Attachment 44853 Attachment 44854 Attachment 44855
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Mount Equinox ride planned for Columbus Day weekend.
Long day in the saddle, early start time. Going to be some great roads and spectacular views.
Highlight will be the ride to the top of Mount Equinox on Skyline Drive in VT.
Home by nightfall... more details to follow.
Thanks for the update on the state of the northern foliage. Good to know, I had been hearing they were probably already at peak right about now.

How do we get Moo315 in on this? I mentioned the Mt Equinox ride possibly on the 12th to him last night on facebook and he said he never heard of it...Is there some way we could direct him to this post? Thanks!!
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Thanks for the update on the state of the northern foliage. Good to know, I had been hearing they were probably already at peak right about now.

How do we get Moo315 in on this? I mentioned the Mt Equinox ride possibly on the 12th to him last night on facebook and he said he never heard of it...Is there some way we could direct him to this post? Thanks!!
http://www.vtxoa.com/forums/showthre...-One-more-ride

He might have seen it in this post. It's when Paul and I first mentioned it. He mentioned his availability for the 6th lower in the thread.

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Your colors are ahead of ours in Southern Ontario Canada which makes sense since you're further North.....colors are just starting to change and should be full blown in about two weeks. I was in the Adirondacks yesterday and they are moving along too but very little bright colors yet



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He might have seen it in this post. It's when Paul and I first mentioned it. He mentioned his availability for the 6th lower in the thread.

Well thats what i thought and I was surprised to here him say that he hadn't heard of it....
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i hope the fall colors start to run south to the blue ridge parkway in the next few weeks when i will be off work and riding


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i hope the fall colors start to run south to the blue ridge parkway in the next few weeks when i will be off work and riding
BRP is on my list, maybe next year. Mama won't leave the north if there is any chance our oldest and his new wife are going to make babies this winter. I have to send him our riding schedule so he can "work" around it!!

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Foliage update: 9/28/13, Heading north on 89 to Quechee, VT.
Colors are just getting interesting.
Leaves are mostly just starting to turn in most places along the way.
Lots of reds and ruddy browns.
Just 20 miles south of Quechee, at the rest stop there were some nice colors,
but still lots of greens waiting their turn to morph to their own brand of brilliance.
Next weekend and the weekend after will probably see peek colors in lower VT.

Some pics taken 20 miles south of Quechee/Wodstock exit on 89.
Attachment 44853 Attachment 44854 Attachment 44855
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Mount Equinox ride planned for Columbus Day weekend.
Long day in the saddle, early start time. Going to be some great roads and spectacular views.
Highlight will be the ride to the top of Mount Equinox on Skyline Drive in VT.
Home by nightfall... more details to follow.

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Looking good by the way when is Columbus weekend ( date) ?

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Looking good by the way when is Columbus weekend ( date) ?
Columbus Day is Monday the 14th.
This ride is tentativley set for Saturday the 12th.

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