Friday, September 23, 2011
Early fall foliage in Crawford Notch
Yesterday I traveled through Crawford Notch to visit a job site. The foliage is just starting and should be at peak next weekend. Route 302 suffered a lot of damage from Tropical Storm Irene. There is single lane traffic near the Dry River Campground, and several areas going up the Notch near Silver and Flume Cascades. Most pullout parking areas have been taken up by construction equipment and material storage so there is limited parking. There were some leaf peepers around. If you are going to photograph, I'd recommend going very early in the morning since there will be many people, construction equipment and few areas to pull-off areas to park. The NHDOT is working very hard to get things back to normal so conditions may change considerably in a week. The attached is a grab shot near Saco Lake and Elephants Head.