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Finally, the Heatwave Has Lifted!

posted Aug 23, 2016, 4:34 PM by Phil Spitze   [ updated Aug 23, 2016, 4:36 PM ]
And for me, that means getting back outdoors both on the trails and with my camera.  The first trips of the relatively cooler almost-fall 2016 season was to the Adirondacks and a stop at Montezuma NWR.  In the Adirondacks, shooting friend Rod and I hiked up Bald Mt. to the Rondaxe Fire Tower, a trip I've never made after living in NY for over 5 years!  (Ironic, since I've had to drive right past it to get to all of the other hiking trails I've done.)  We also made a stop in the rain to get the Adirondack Scenic RR (http://www.adirondackrr.com/) coming through the forest.

Next, on my way home from a business trip to Buffalo, NY, I made a swing through Montezuma NWR and captured a couple of new birds and my best shot yet, of a Red-Tailed Hawk.  A good start to the fall season!  Please enjoy...


We start with an iPhone selfie from the top of Bald Mt. looking toward the Fulton Chain of Lakes.

And a panorama - can you see Rod over on the right?

The Rondaxe Fire Tower.

The Adirondack Scenic RR emerging from the mist and fog.

Adirondack Scenic RR engine #1845.

Portrait of an Egret.

The ice cold gaze and hooked beak of a Cormorant.

Best shot by far (so far) of a Red-Tailed Hawk.


Leaf-peeping is just around the corner!  Lots more photos to come!

-PHIL