Oktoberfest 2013

  • Cloudsplitter Gondola

    The quickest way to the top of Little Whiteface! 

  • Olympic Ski Jumps

    Not the best photo, but I think it came out alright considering the range was about 12 miles.

  • Ticket

    My "Cannon" and my ticket.

  • Summit

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

  • Almost to the top!

    Nearly there! And an amazing view of the surrounding 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

  • Worker's Desk
  • Garage Door

    Outside view of another building showing the decay of the area.

  • 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.

  • Exit (Entrance)
  • Safety for All
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!