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Old 08-23-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Charleston, WV
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Look forward to taking a lot of autumn pics of West Virginia. Thanks for the links.

Post or PM me when Canaan Valley is closer to camera ready so I can watch the weather and plan a trip up to shoot the hell out of the place.

Noted last year, along the Appalachian Ridge, it's camera ready in mid-September around Bluefield, elevation 2600ft.
Will do - give me a shout if I forget. (I won't be up next weekend so no report then.)

The Leaf Peepers Festival in Canaan is September 26-28. Canaan Valley Events (http://www.canaanvalley.org/West-Virginia-Vacations/September.html - broken link)
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Charleston, WV
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Since Gustav messed up my vacation plans I'm in Canaan. Basically no changes since last weekend - everthing mostly still green. Did notice a little bit of change on the drive up I-79, a few trees getting yellow. I think they are Poplars which always turn early.
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:15 PM
 
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First report is up on the Foilage Network. Local spotters report on their areas.

The Foliage Network -
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:56 PM
 
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Default October 1st week for Cass?

Hi:

1. Is the Oct 2-5th weekend good for seeing the Fall Colors on the Cass Railroad and the Scenic Hwy?
2. Should I take the train to Whittaker Stantion, Spruce Run or the Bald Knob to view the Fall foliage in its fullest glory?

Thanks,
K
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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I'd guess that Oct 2-5th should be pretty good. I wouldn't put it off beyond the weekend after that (9-12th). The Scenic Highway should be good pretty much through the end of the month.

The trip to Bald Knob goes to higher elevations than the other two, so you'll go through more climate zones. That will increase your chances of seeing foliage at or near its peak at least somewhere on the trip. Just be sure to bundle up!
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:36 AM
 
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This weekend is free...Saturday morning breakfast of Buckwheats and sausage at Cool Springs Park...stocking up on new cider from this years tremendous apple crop...up to Thomas/Davis and Canaan...down to Harmon to check on the trailer...down the mountailn to Elkins and on to Hinkles Glass at Buck-town...maybe a snack at C.J. Maggies...then the return to the City of Sky-hooks and over-development...Fall will be here in a hurry..frost in 1 month.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Charleston, WV
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Canaan Leaf Update - A few red ones, a handful of yellow. Not yet good leaf peeping time. Would say next weekend would also be too early unless something drastic happening this week.

Is the Buckwheat Festival next weekend?
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Old 09-27-2008, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Charleston, WV
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Canaan Leaf Update:
I'm really surprised by the BIG change in the trees in the last week. Tree colors are not yet at peak but soooo many have changed since last week and they are gorgeous.

I think there is a very good chance that leaves will be at peak by next weekend.

I'm not a leaf expert so don't blast me if they are not but if I had to pick one weekend to come to Canaan for fall colors, I'd aim for next weekend. Peak may not be till the weekend after but then again, they may be on the downswing by then.

Check out the sites mentioned in the first post and see what they have to say.

Leaf Peepers Festival was at Canaan this weekend. We did some of the activities and it was fun. The community raised $45,000 for the area -- that was great. (Doesn't include fundraisers for other organizations, etc.) Forest Festival is in Elkins next weekend - it's a lot lot bigger event.
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:16 PM
 
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Thanks for the note Vec . .

The prelude to color started showing in Charleston as of yesterday. Figured it's about time. Next weekend has good weather forecast, will head up.
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Hamilton, NJ
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Canaan Leaf Update:
I'm really surprised by the BIG change in the trees in the last week. Tree colors are not yet at peak but soooo many have changed since last week and they are gorgeous.

I think there is a very good chance that leaves will be at peak by next weekend.

I'm not a leaf expert so don't blast me if they are not but if I had to pick one weekend to come to Canaan for fall colors, I'd aim for next weekend. Peak may not be till the weekend after but then again, they may be on the downswing by then.

Check out the sites mentioned in the first post and see what they have to say.

Leaf Peepers Festival was at Canaan this weekend. We did some of the activities and it was fun. The community raised $45,000 for the area -- that was great. (Doesn't include fundraisers for other organizations, etc.) Forest Festival is in Elkins next weekend - it's a lot lot bigger event.
Hey I was there (at the festival) today too. You are right that the leaves are totally near peak but not yet peaked. I would also recommend next weekend as peak.
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