Fwinter in Welch-Dickey

It’s time to celebrate that special time of year – Fwinter, which is the point where it’s fall on the bottom of the mountain and winter on the top.  (Yes, this is a Phineas and Ferb rip-off but I’m okay with it.)

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It was raining a little bit as we started hiking and I kept on finding these gorgeous leaves with red, yellow, and orange parts – they looked like flames.  I picked up a whole bunch of them and they’re currently pressing.

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We decided to hike Welch-Dickey because we wanted an easy hike with great views (and I’m pretty sure the northern White Mountains were blown out). We weren’t expecting the snow – it was the perfect surprise!

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Hans at the lookout point on Welch!

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More from the lookout point – ‘fwinter!  I love grey, sunshine-peaking days.

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Looking down, we saw winter on top, fall on bottom.  The mountains rolled away in a consistently changing landscape.

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Once we passed the lookout point on Welch, everything was covered in a small, fine dusting of snow – I’ve never seen the mountains in the blush of the first snow(s) before!

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At the summit of Dickey, the deciduous shrubs were still turning but covered with snow.

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Looking down and west from Dickey – the sun was playing peek-a-boo onto the foliage covered mountains.

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But on the east side of Dickey, where the mountains were a little higher, the snow was starting to cover the mountains.

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On our way down, back in the fall part of the mountain.  I kept on stopping to pick up leaves that looked like fire so Hans got quite a ways ahead of me.

 

 

 

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