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Garneau's Garage, Twin Mountain - Ski-doo Snowmobiles,
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Kimball Hill Inn - Whitefield - A Bed & Breakfast
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|Sunday, September 26, 1999,
Same as below, but a lot more leaves have changed. Route 3 north of Groveton and up into Pittsburg is about peaking now.
Wednesday 22 September, 1999:
NH route 3 from Lancaster
to Whitefield, route 116 from Whitefield to route 142 near the the Bethlehem town line to Maplewood Hill in Bethlehem, to route 302
to Trudeau Road to NH route 3 again in Bethlehem: Color increasing still more since yesterday. The cold nights
have really helped in changing from green to yellow, red and orange.
Depending on where you happen to look you'll see from 30% on up to 90% in color.
From Lancaster to Bethlehem are mostly maples and birches showing reds, some orange and yellow.
NH Route 3 from Trudeau Road in Bethlehem to the middle of Franconia Notch: 50% or
so is now pastel yellow with some red. This area has mostly yellow birch, white birch and silver birch trees as
well as beech and some maple. for deciduous trees. There are also some areas of conifers that will remain green.
NH I-93 from Franconia
Notch to Campton: A few really colorful trees stand out, with some areas perhaps 20% leaf peeping material.
NH I-93 from Plymouth
to Concord: The hills are mostly green, the trees next to the road where they are impacted by winter salt are changing
NH route 3A from, Concord to Hooksett: mostly green with a few trees turning.
It's kind of hard to tell exactly when is really "peak". Some trees turn
color considerably before others, even right next to each other. As the season pregresses, some or all of the leaves
from the trees that turned early will fall to the ground while the leaves on later turning trees will still be
on the trees.
There are all kinds of guides that will say a certain time is "peak", and
some years they may be right. It seems that some years most of the leaves in an area turn all at once, while other
years it's more spread out. I'll try to relate my perceptions to you as accurately as possible, but bear in mind,
even my perception of the foliage may be different from yours.
September 20, 1999 foliage report:
NH Route 2, Lancaster, through Jefferson and Randolph to Gorham: a few trees with some color, most are still
green. The overall look of the mountains from a distance shows a slight glow of color beginning.
NH Route 16, Gorham through Gorham, Berlin, Milan, Dummer, Cambridge and Errol: Same as route 2. (We were in Berlin for the annual Game
of Logging Festival).
NH The logging (dirt) road from Dummer through Cambridge to Upton, Maine that goes by way of Double Top: Same as the rest.
There are a few bogs and ponds on the way through that are showing more color. This is private property, the owners
allow access, but watch for logging trucks on weekdays. Be sure to have plenty of gas, survival stuff and food
as this is the REAL boonies! If it's been raining or looks muddy don't try it with a car. We got through ok with
NH, ME Route 26, Upton, Maine, Lake Umbagog: showing slightly more color than elsewhere.
NH Route 110A from Dummer to West Milan: Same as the routes above.
NH Route 110 from West Milan through Stark to Groveton: Same as above.
NH Route 3, Groveton through Lancaster, Whitefield, Twin Mountain and Bethlehem to Franconia Notch: Some colorful individual trees
next to the road, but still overall green.
NH Route 135 from Lancaster through Dalton, Littleton,
Lyman, Monroe to Woodsville: Right at the Dalton/Littleton town line there are several maples in full color (red). Also at this point there is an excellent
view of the mountains across the Connecticut River in Vermont that are showing some color. There are other trees
scattered along Route 135 that are in color. We spotted a couple of cowmingos along the way, and a herd of deer.
NH Route 302 from Littleton through Lisbon and Bath to Woodsville: A little color showing overall and a few individual trees bright
with color. (We were on the way to Hibbard
House in Bath and Bread
and Chocolate in Vermont for some pictures).
VT 302 from Wells River to VT
I-91: Some color along the river.
VT 5 from Wells River to Barnet: Still mostly green.
NH 116 from Littleton through Bethlehem to Whitefield: Mostly green, a little color here and there.
NH 142 from Whitefield to Bethlehem: Some color beginning to show.
NHI-93 from Franconia Notch
to Concord: Some color showing all the way, mostly still green though.
Hurricane Floyd left most of the leaves on the trees, but there's a couple of miles on the south
end of Franconia Notch that had a high percentage of the leaves blown from the trees.
|This is the first monthly issue of the web site. I've been trying to figure out an easier way
for you to navigate the site, perhaps this will be it. I'm going to put it in sort of a monthly magazine type format.
You can click on back issues to navigate those sections.
||Click on the Summer
1999 section to see the beginning of the New Hampshire primary in the Great North Woods
Region. You'll also find an interesting camp, an iron horse and a couple of houses moving among other interesting
||Scroll below to see new stories and links as I add them.
You'll find the Great North Woods web site and another of my sites, www.allroutes.to weaving together.
Some of this is for technical reasons, much because it makes sense for some parts of the sites
to be linked together.
They are on different servers at opposite ends of the country. One of the reasons for this is
redundancy in the event of communication problems.
If there are storms or other natural disasters, Y2K problems, etc., that interrupt one server, try the other.
We'll try to get info about the area out as long as we can if things are going haywire with phone lines, electricity,
This summer we were able to get pictures and info on what was causing a power outage before power was restored
by using out laptop and deep cycle battery bank.
This winter could be interesting as there will be a solar cycle peak, Y2K and who knows what else coming together.
www.allroutes.to navigates by auto routes within and beyond the Great North Woods region of northern
New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.
For instance, you can see what is on routes two or three in the region and beyond.
Both sites are constantly being improved and expanded, come back often to check them out!
The night sky in the Great North Woods is something to behold. The crystal clear nountain air makes for the
perfect place to watch the stars.
Did you ever wonder if anyone is out there?
A few years ago there were a lot of UFO sightings up in Colebrook.
If anyone reading this knows who to contact, please let me know.
In any event, read on! Here's a way you can participate in the search for... well... whatever turns up!
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that harnesses the power of hundreds of thousands of
Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running
a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data collected at the Arecibo Radio Observatory. There's
a small but captivating possibility that your computer will detect the faint murmur of a civilization beyond Earth.
SETI@Home only uses your computer to process data when you aren't using it and the screen
saver would be on anyway.
Here's how to get started with the SETI@Home: You download and install the really neat computer screen saver that is used
to process SETI data.
It's simple, first
download the SETI Screen Saver and install it.
Once you start processing, Join Team Moose. You'll need to select a nickname and receive a password
The SETI@Home screen saver is something you've just gotta see!
Lancaster foot bridge re-located by
flood waters from Hurricane Floyd
|In 1998 volunteers of the Lancaster
Main Street Group built a foot bridge to an island in Israel's River so folks could enjoy
a walk. The bridge was designed by retired GE engineer Bob Todd to be removed each winter to avoid damage from ice jams.
This year it was relocated a little early and a few feet in the wrong direction by flood waters
from Hurricane Floyd.
As you will see when you click to look at the other pictures, the design was good as the bridge appears
to be easily restored.
East West Highway Panel
|On September 13, 1999 a panel of folks from across route 2 in Canada, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont
and New York gathered in Lancaster, NH to discuss the future of the highway. Click here or on the picture to see more. Look in the local papers such as the
Caledonian and Coos County Democrat as well as the Northern NH Magazine for stories later.