Sunday, October 10, 2010
A three day weekend in October. Not a cloud in the sky. Temps in the 50's and 60's. Tent, sleeping bag, cameras...check. I rolled the GT out of the garage at 8:00 AM, I could have ridden forever.
I set out to shoot some foliage.
In Southern New Hampshire and South West Massachusetts the colors were near peak, still a touch of green amongst the yellow beach & birch, blaze orange oaks and every so often a fire red maple near the water.
I also made plenty of impromptu stops, such as this well appointed house. I've never seen so many Pumpkin Fests!
Riding alone does have its benefits, when it comes to making lots of stops
The crowds were thick on Rte 9 in Vermont, but I quickly dropped off onto Rte 8 south. Bye bye motor homes.
A whole day of roads with no lines, little to no traffic. It was a visual candy land out there.
I took a wrong turn that turned out to be right. I enjoyed lunch under this tree, at a country store in Worthington, MA. It's a corner of Massachusetts that should be annexed by Vermont.
I set up camp, for free, at Beartown State Forest, Great Barrington, MA. It might have been 60 during the day, but it was a crisp 30 degrees overnight...where is my battery operated blanket?
I rose early (for me) to capture some pictures around the camp site. There were a half dozen other enthusiasts enjoying the colors. Can you just smell that smoke...glorious!
I hope you have some perfect times this fall. Remember it leaves fast!