Oktoberfest 2013

  • Summit

    A short distance from the gondola drop-off, the peak of Little Whiteface.

  • Selfie!

    This guy was awesome.

  • Whiteface

    Facing the opposite direction as the previous photo, the view of Whiteface from Little Whiteface.

  • Traditional Accordion Player

    I really wish this photo came out better. Oh well!

  • Locking horns

Every October, the ski resort at Whiteface Mountain has a small Oktoberfest. Traditional German music, food, beer, and demonstrations are featured, and many local vendors come to show off their homemade crafts.

This is the first time I've gone in many years, and the first time I went being older than 21! It's a ton of fun and is definitely worth checking out if you're in the area during the skiing offseason.

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Exploring Benson Mines

  • Burned Steps

    Even older looking stairs - the mine has history back to the 1800s, but this is probably not that old. The building on top of it appears to have burned, leaving behind electric wires and boxes.

  • Overgrown

    Tree blocking a doorway.

  • Entrance

    Entrance to the facility - and my car!

  • Workshop

    Inside another building, some sort of workshop.

  • Exit (Entrance)
Benson Mines is a long-abandoned iron mine near Watertown, NY. The mine was shut down in 1978 and the buildings and have been completely abandoned ever since. Abandoned man-made structures are my favorite to take pictures of, so I couldn't resist exploring!