Beat the Crowd

I went to New England for a few days last week by myself and was treated to some great fall color. This photo comparison is meant to encourage you to get out early and beat the crowds, even though they were taken minutes apart. The top view is what I saw most of the morning as I traversed back and forth along the Kancamagus highway in New Hampshire,but about three hours after sunrise,the bottom photo became the norm. I slept in my vehicle,a rented jeep wrangler during this trip to save on motel costs and even though that might sound rough,I was actually quite cozy on my 6 inch foam pad with blankets to keep me warm on the 40 degree nights I had. I definitely could feel my age creeping up on me as I slowly hiked down stream banks where only ten years ago,I bolted and hopped across boulders without any thoughts to safety.I drove over 1400 miles in four days by myself and got some great images that made me glad I went. I will share them in the weeks ahead.

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9 responses to “Beat the Crowd

  1. Absolutely stunning! So excited to see the upcoming photos!
    And wow, what a difference… The early bird gets the worm! And we get the benefit too by enjoying these great photos! Thanks for making the effort!

  2. Don, This really brought back memories ,,Harry and I went to New Hampshire every fall and traveled this highway and it really is beautiful,,of course the first week of October the whole state is fantastic with color like no other place….thanks for sharing.. Rose

    • Thanks,it is among my favorite areas up there.wish i could visit more often.I have other shots from there coming soon.the color is a little behind thanks to the heat the other week,which also killed some of the color,but I still found good areas.

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