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Update for Friday, September 26, 2014:   30-40% Peak

The White Mountains are turning more and more beautiful by the day, although it will probably still be a week or two until peak foliage hits.  The colors are changing rapidly in Franconia Notch, with many reds, oranges and yellows decorating the mountainsides. From I-93, Exit 29 through the Notch reveals colors that are exploding in spots, although some areas are still green.  Around Cannon Mountain, they are expecting peak color by next weekend. Pinkham Notch is looking very pretty with a variety of yellows, reds and oranges mixed in among the green. Wildcat Mountain is showing more green right now, while Great Glen Trails and the Mount Washington Auto Road base have a bit more color. The common theme for the area seems to be one mountain totally colorful and the next mostly green. Further south in the region, Route 49 is beautiful all the way from Campton to Waterville Valley.  Another scenic drive for this weekend would be Route 118 from Lincoln to Warren, and then make a turn onto Route 25, Mt. Moosilauke Highway, for stunning views.

Views of Baker River from Route 118, Thursday, September 25, 2014.  Click to enlarge.
Image courtesy of Ellen Edersheim.

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