Finally, the Heatwave Has Lifted!

Post date: Aug 23, 2016 11:34:37 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 ( 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!