Our plans for fall this year were originally to go on a cruise with my wife's sisters. That got cancelled, and we had to figure out what else we wanted to do instead. I have found that I really hate to miss the opportunity to shoot fall color somewhere nice.
A couple years ago when we were on the way to Acadia National Park in Maine, we thought that Vermont looked like it had nice opportunities, and I have also thought for some time that the Adirondack Mountains in New York state would be good also, so we started laying out a plan to visit both areas.
I did some online research on Vermont and found a book about photography in the Adirondacks to plan where we would go and to pick our locations for lodging. We ended up in Stowe, VT for 5 days, then 2 in Wilmington, NY and 2 in Eagle Bay, NY.
The Vermont part of the trip was cloudy, foggy, and rainy, so we did not get the views that we hoped for. We did find some good waterfalls and rapids to shoot. In New York, it was still no better. The second morning out of Wilmington we had to move on to our next location, and we drove under the clouds to Mt. Jo. As we were approaching, the sky had started to clear up. We eagerly got our gear and hiked up to the top to find this view, looking out over Heart Lake.
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