Oktoberfest 2013

  • Cloudsplitter Gondola

    The quickest way to the top of Little Whiteface! 

  • Ticket

    My "Cannon" and my ticket.

  • Lake Placid

    Facing west, the view of Lake Placid from the mountain.

  • Almost to the top!

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

  • Horn artwork

    Very pretty!

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

  • No Entrance

    Back door to the machine shop.

  • Machine Shop Roof

    Outdoor view of the first building, the roof on this side is nearly rotted through. Most of the buildings were built with cinderblock walls, metal trusses, and wooden roofing.

  • Transformer Gauge

    The guts of the transformer were missing, probably stolen by copper thieves.

  • Safety for All
  • Worker's Desk
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!