Oktoberfest 2013

  • Almost to the top!

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

  • Cloudsplitter Gondola

    The quickest way to the top of Little Whiteface! 

  • Looking down

    Halfway up the mountain, looking down.

  • Tribute

    A tribute to soldiers of a local division in WWII, a gift from Italy.

  • 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

  • Bathroom and Sink

    Likely decimated by vandals.

  • Abandoned Excavator

    ...With no bucket. Likely a Massey Ferguson 450.

  • Ore Silos

    Rusting silo between concrete silos for holding iron ore. It looked like there was more machinery on top of the silos that had rusted away and collapsed.

  • Entrance

    Entrance to the facility - and my car!

  • 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!