View Poll Results: Where is your favorite Leaf Peeping Location?

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  • New England

    1 33.33%
  • Quebec & Ontario hardwood forests

    0 0%
  • The Great Smokey Mountains

    1 33.33%
  • California's Sierra Nevada Mountains

    0 0%
  • Colorado Rockies

    1 33.33%
  • Other Places

    0 0%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
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    Default 2009 Leef-Peeping Reports

    This is the fifth year, we've been providing our own Leaf-Peeping reports to the roadtripping Web community...

    We need current reports -- so now is the time for you to step forward, register and share local intelligence about your community!

    Here is last year's report: 2008:
    Alice Zyetz's sugggestions
    RTA's List of Leaf Peeping Resources
    More suggestions for Fall Road Trips
    2007 Thread for Fall Foilage Reports
    2006 Fall Foilage Reports
    2005 Fall Foilage posts
    2004 Leaf Peeping Reports
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 10-03-2011 at 04:04 PM.

  2. #2
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    Green County, Wisconsin
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    Default starting to change

    I've started to see the first signs of change here in Southern Wisconsin already. A few trees here and there have really changed colors. I was also noticing a few trees just starting to turn while driving through Ohio and Western PA over the labor day weekend.

  3. #3
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    Default it's beginning to cool here in southern Nevada

    Daytime temps are sub-105 degrees and so we know that we are heading into Fall. I need to get out of the office soon and go see what the surrounding hillsides are showing...

    Mark

  4. #4

    Default Can't wait to see some foliage

    Heading on a roadtrip 9/18. Since I moved to Texas 4 years ago from Vermont, I haven't been back during fall to see the fall foliage. But my roadtrip will take me into New England and upstate NY at the end of the month, so I'm hoping foliage will be in full swing by then. Will try to report back here.

  5. #5
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    Aug 2008
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    Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
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    Default

    Altough nothing has really started here (with "here" being in Québec), I would like to submit another site for your ressources list.

    http://www.bonjourquebec.com/qc-en/s...couleurs0.html is about the fall foliage in Quebec. Feel free to add it, or not, you won't hurt my feelings.

  6. #6
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    Default Good resource

    I'll add that link on the next update cycle! Thanks for the suggestion.

    Your suggestion is now the #1 link on that page!

    Mark
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 09-17-2009 at 04:50 PM.

  7. #7
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    SF Bay Area
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    Default Color; such as one gets in Diablo country

    OK; the coast range of California is NOT a hotbed of fall color. We have two seasons: moist and green, and dry and brown. Most of the native plants around here (one exception coming up below) try to adhere to the color scheme, except for those hardy few who stay green all year.

    Aside from waiting for the rains to arrive, most of the color we get is from yards of folk who have planted a non-native or two.

    I took a walk around my neighborhood yesterday (Mt. Diablo foothills in Concord, overlooking the Clayton Valley), and took a few shots.

    At least one neighbor has good taste in deciduous trees:


    Photo: Don Casey

    The transition from brown to green is in full swing. Thanks to a couple of early season storms, the hills are greening up earlier than usual:


    Photo: Don Casey

    And lastly, if you're really itching for some native fall colors, we have ONE native plant that can be counted on to get under your skin:


    Photo: Don Casey

    At least this time of year you have a decent chance of spotting the poison oak when you're hiking. Once the leaves drop you're really on your own; when it's green you can spot it, if you know what to look for.

  8. #8
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    Default A lovely shot of poison oak

    My brother's hardwood trees are in full autumnal blaze in Aptos, California, and it does look very green and moist in Diablo. Thanks for sharing the walk-around with us today!

    Mark

  9. #9
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    Aug 2008
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    Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
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    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sedenquist View Post
    I'll add that link on the next update cycle! Thanks for the suggestion.

    Your suggestion is now the #1 link on that page!

    Mark
    It's nice knowing my input is used in such manner!

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