Oktoberfest 2013

  • Traditional Accordion Player

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

  • Grounds

    Looking out over the grounds of the area, many local vendors set up tents to show off their homemade products every year.

  • Yodeling

    We met our yodeling friends from earlier, they were demonstrating how sound from their alphorns could be bounced off other mountains and heard echoing. Very neat demo!

  • Almost to the top!

    Nearly there! And an amazing view of the surrounding mountains.

  • Trails

    Facing north, a good view of the ski trails connecting the two mountains.

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

  • Outside

    The office/bathroom is inside this building, and the first building in the album is visible through the trees in the background.

  • No Entrance

    Back door to the machine shop.

  • Office Building

    One of the few two-story buildings, with major fire damage inside.

  • Safety for All
  • Entrance

    Entrance to the facility - and my car!

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!