2013 Leaf Foliage

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2013 Leaf Foliage

New postby dave » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:20 am

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View from Giant Ledge on Oct 12th

The leaf foliage is virtually done. There is still some leaves changing along the Hudson River. But, in the Catskill Mtns they are considered done.

October 30, 2013

1,000'+ elevation - 100% changed - 95% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 100% changed - 100% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 100% changed - 100% Fallen

The leaf foliage is coming to a close very quickly. But, there are still a few spots out there with some limited number of leaves. There are still leaves off the Eastern Escarpment to the Hudson River.

October 21, 2013

1,000'+ elevation - 100% changed - 65% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 100% changed - 100% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 100% changed - 100% Fallen

The leaf foliage peaked on October 11th. On Saturday October 12th, the Catskill Mountains received high winds, which stripped many of the south facing slopes of leaves. Oddly enough, north facing slopes may still have green leaves, but most south facing slopes have no leaves. For the weekend of Oct 19/20 only elevations outside of the Catskill Mtns will still have leaf foliage. Some select areas in the Catskill Mtns may still have some leaf foliage.

October 15, 2013

1,000'+ elevation - 90% changed - 40% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 100% changed - 75% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 100% changed - 100% Fallen

October 8, 2013

1,000'+ elevation - 75% changed - 25% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 100% changed - 40% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 100% changed - 75% Fallen

October 4, 2013

1,000'+ elevation - 40% changed - 15% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 75% changed - 25% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 100% changed - 40% Fallen
Over the last couple of days the leaves have been changing very quickly. Some of the reds and yellow are now coming out. It looks like leaves will peak in the northern Catskills this weekend. In the lower Catskills they will probably peak the following weekend.

October 2, 2013

1,000'+ elevation - 25% changed - 5% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 40% changed - 10% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 65% changed - 20% Fallen

September 26, 2013

1,000'+ elevation - 10% changed - 0% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 25% changed - 0% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 40% changed - 10% Fallen

September 23, 2013

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

The browning of the leaves is significant this year. Some people mistake leaf browning for the changing of the leaves. We are expecting a minor frost at high elevations Sept 23 & 24.
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Re: 2013 Leaf Foliage

New postby kennykb » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:31 pm

Viburnums at 3,500+ are definitely starting to turn - most of the bushes look like:
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Viburnum by ke9tv, on Flickr

Surely not into full color, but they're doing that sort of streaky purple thing that viburnums do.
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Re: 2013 Leaf Foliage

New postby mtnclimber » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:43 pm

Yeah, the trees look like they are more then eager to change. Just not cold enough to make them snap. Maybe tonight it will get cold enough higher up.
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Re: 2013 Leaf Foliage

New postby Jon » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:05 pm

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Blackhead from Black Dome 9/21/13
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Re: 2013 Leaf Foliage

New postby mike » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:48 pm

Great picture Jon! Lots of browning. Which I always find disappointing.
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Re: 2013 Leaf Foliage

New postby mtnclimber » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:05 pm

The leaves changed so quick this week. Didn't expect that to happen.
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Re: 2013 Leaf Foliage

New postby bikenhike » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:22 pm

The leaves changed so early this year. Sort of odd if you ask me.
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Re: 2013 Leaf Foliage

New postby kennykb » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:30 pm

mike wrote:Great picture Jon! Lots of browning. Which I always find disappointing.


Yeah, there was a lot of browning. Wider view from the same day (and within a few minutes of the same time, Jon and I passed each other on the trail):

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View south along the Escarpment by ke9tv, on Flickr
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