2014 Fall Foliage

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2014 Fall Foliage

New postby dave » Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:03 pm

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View from Giant Ledge from 2013

September 22, 2014

The leaf foliage is just getting started. There is a small amount of browning of some leaves. There are a few small pockets of changing leaves in the NE Catskills. mainly on the north side of Acra Point and Windham High Peak. If you live outside the Catskill Mtn, now is NOT the time to come and see the fall foliage. We suspect that we are still 2 weeks away.

Also - since we had a wet Spring there is the potential of vibrant colors. BUT, only if we get a good freeze. If we don't get a cold snap, then we will have an ordinary Fall Foliage. Too early to make that determination. This coming weekend is suppose to be warmer then normal. Right now we do not see a cold snap in the forecast for the next week.

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

September 29, 2014

Wow! What a difference a week makes. The leaf foliage has accelerated significantly. This coming weekend (Oct 4/5) will be the peak. The North side of the mountains shows significant leaf change, while the south side has been particularly slow in changing. So, when visiting there will be areas where the foliage will be at or even over 100%, where other areas may only be 25-50%.

1,000'+ elevation - <35% changed - 5% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - <65% changed - 15% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - <100% changed - 25% Fallen
Browning: Moderate to significant

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Looking from Rt 23 (Windham) towards Windham High Peak at 1800'. The south face part of Mt Zoar only has 25% foliage change, where the north side of WHP has 100% foliage change.

October 8, 2014

The leaf foliage continues to change. We are now past peak, but there are still a lot of color on the mountains. If you are thinking of heading up to the Catskills this weekend, you should still be able to see some good color. But, this will probably be the last weekend to see good leaf foliage on the Mountaintop. Roundtop continues to approach peak, but they are at a lower elevation.

1,000'+ elevation - <60% changed - 35% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - <100% changed - 50% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - <100% changed - 100% Fallen
Browning: Moderate to significant

October 15, 2014

We are now past the peak on the Mountaintop. But, you may be able to still get some leaf foliage if you stay at Winter Clove Inn in Round Top. It is hitting peak this weekend there. Rip's Ledge, Winter Clove Falls, and Countryman Kill Falls are all great hikes.

1,000'+ elevation - <90% changed - 50% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - <100% changed - 90% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - <100% changed - 100% Fallen
Browning: Moderate to significant

October 23, 2014

We are now past the peak on the Mountaintop. But, you may be able to still get some leaf foliage if you stay at Winter Clove Inn in Round Top. It is past peak this weekend at the lowest elevations. The Hudson Valley (below 1,000') is at peak.

1,000'+ elevation - <100% changed - 75% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - <100% changed - 10% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - <100% changed - 100% Fallen
Browning: Moderate to significant

This will be the last report for the Fall foliage this year.
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Re: 2014 Fall Foliage

New postby mtnclimber » Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:19 am

The weather forecast doesn't show any cold weather coming for another week. Right there is a whole lot of green out there. Oct 11/12 or Oct 18/19 might be the best weekends for color.

Weather forecast for Tannersville:
Sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 3 to 8 mph.
Friday Night Clear, with a low around 46.
Saturday Sunny, with a high near 73.
Saturday Night Clear, with a low around 49.
Sunday Sunny, with a high near 73.
Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 65.
Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Tuesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.
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Re: 2014 Fall Foliage

New postby Jon » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:52 am

So it's 100% changed <5% fallen or 0% changed <5% fallen...or 100% not fallen <5% changed I'm confused. I'm sure there is a typo in there somewhere
From your text it would seem that there is very little change, but from your percentages it would seem that I missed the foliage O.o

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Re: 2014 Fall Foliage

New postby dave » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:49 pm

So it's 100% changed <5% fallen or 0% changed <5% fallen...or 100% not fallen <5% changed I'm confused. I'm sure there is a typo in there somewhere
From your text it would seem that there is very little change, but from your percentages it would seem that I missed the foliage O.o


Cut & paste from last year. Not so much in the proof reading before posting :o But, it is corrected now. Thanks for the heads up!
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Re: 2014 Fall Foliage

New postby mtnclimber » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:36 pm

Can't believe how much the trees have changed in the past couple of days. A week ago there were just a few trees changing. In some areas it is at peak.
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Re: 2014 Fall Foliage

New postby mtnclimber » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:12 pm

The foliage is really be stretched out. Last weekend was great, the this coming weekend should also be good.
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