Oktoberfest 2013

  • Whiteface Lodge

    Deck of the Whiteface Lodge, at the foot of Little Whiteface and Whiteface mountains

  • Up the cloudsplitter!

    Can't beat that view! This is why I love the Adirondacks.

  • 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!

  • Cloudsplitter Gondola

    The quickest way to the top of Little Whiteface! 

  • Grounds

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

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.

RIT Center for Multidisciplinary Studies Website

The CMS Website was created for RIT's Center for Multidisciplenary Studies, and was graphically designed by Dumbwaiter Design and developed by myself. It's based on Drupal to allow the CMS staff to easily create and post content to the website.

Exploring Benson Mines

  • Abandoned Excavator

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

  • Office Building

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

  • 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.

  • Worker's Desk
  • Overgrown

    Tree blocking a doorway.

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!