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2017 Fall Foilage Season

New postPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:08 am
by dave
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View from Giant Ledge in 2013


October 30, 2017

The Fall foliage is over.

1,000'+ elevation - 100% changed - 100% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 100 changed - 100% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 100% changed - 100% Fallen
Browning: Significant and dull colors this year

October 27, 2017

There is still some nice Fall foliage in the valley of the mountaintop. The summits of most mountains are bare. Down in the Hudson Valley it is now just approaching peak. Some areas have very few leaves still on the trees while other areas are at peak. So, depending upon where you go will depend upon the amount of foliage that you see. Some oak trees are still green and now turning nicely. It is suppose to rain tomorrow, so we'll see if there is still foliage for the coming weekend.

1,000'+ elevation - 100% changed - 65% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 100 changed - 75% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 100% changed - 100% Fallen
Browning: Significant and dull colors this year

October 23, 2017

There is still some nice Fall foliage in the valley of the mountaintop. The summits of most mountains are bare. Down in the Hudson Valley it is now just approaching peak.

1,000'+ elevation - 75% changed - 50% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 90% changed - 60% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 100% changed - 90% Fallen
Browning: Significant and dull colors this year

October 8, 2017

The Fall foliage is now moving very rapidly. There is also a possibility of a significant rain event on Monday which can ruin some of the foliage. We are expecting to receive approximately 2+" of rain on Monday.

1,000'+ elevation - 25% changed - 5% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 75% changed - 20% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 90% changed - 35% Fallen
Browning: Significant

October 5, 2017

We had a frost over the past weekend, and this helped the leaves start changing. But, there are still quite a few brown leaves. Some area of the Catskills still have no leaves changing. So, if you plan on visiting this coming weekend, you should visit the northern catskills. Next weekend should be the peak. There is also a possibility of a significant rain event in the coming week which can ruin some of the foliage.

1,000'+ elevation - 15% changed - 3% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 25% changed - 10% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 50% changed - 15% Fallen
Browning: Significant

September 28, 2017

During the past week, we have seen significant browning of the leaves. This is very disappointing. But, we might get a mild freeze on Saturday night in high elevations. If that happens, there will be some changing of the leaves on the mountain peaks, and a little in the valley. Peak season usually runs from around Oct 10-20. There is a little more color near open fields, and roads. It has also been reported that the southern parts of the Catskills have zero changing of the leaves.

1,000'+ elevation - 3% changed - 0% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 10% changed - 2% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 15% changed - 5% Fallen
Browning: Significant

September 18, 2017

While some tourist sites are reporting that we are approaching peak, we are not even close. Peak season usually runs from around Oct 10-20. There is a little more color near open fields, and roads. A good freeze is needed to make the leaves change, and we don't see that coming for at least another 10 days.

1,000'+ elevation - 1% changed - 0% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 5% changed - 1% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 10% changed - 2% Fallen
Browning: Some

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Image from the RT 23 Trailhead to Windham High Peak on 09/17/2017