Secret Places Pt 1
Secret Places in New England
You know them, little out of the way places, forgotten by most everybody during their rush of daily activities. Maybe you’ve found a few of your own that you like to share?
This begins during my first fall foliage trip with my now, wife. We were traveling in the RV and based in Quechee, Vt. (This is also known as zone based exploring) We traveled over route 107, to get to Quechee, and the color along 107 almost had me driving off the road, and with an RV that isn’t a good thing. That afternoon we were retracing our steps and needing gas, we stopped at the junction of routes 4 and 107, at Dick’s gas station. I went in to pay and met Dick.
Now here is the secret of finding fall color… shhh… don’t tell anyone, ok? I asked Dick where there was good spots to find fall color. That’s it, just ask a local and assuming they’re as nice as he is, you’ll get all the spots in a ten mile radius. Well, he told us to drive up the road a piece (don’t ask me how far a “piece” is) and take the Old main road which follows the river and doesn’t get much use any more. Apparently they cut a new road that was straighter and more direct than the old main road. We found it and followed it along the stream and stopped a few times for me to take a few pictures. It was late in the day and overcast but this can be a real good time to photograph color, since it saturates the colors. The stream was moving slow like molasses, so the reflections of the trees on the other bank were very clear. With the day overcast, like this the colors were very deep and dark and the reflections of leaves and boulders alike were mirror like. This is why we travel the back roads of New England, to find little surprises like this.
Don’t miss Part 2 What can be found off a rail trail…
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