Made it out into the backcountry over the weekend for the first taste of autumn. Lena and I did a 12 mile loop through the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness in Pike NF. Conditions were excellent and we only ran into a few people out for labor day weekend. Brought my fishing pole but never bothered to cast a line because access was a little difficult without waders. Nonetheless, I did see plenty of fish and a ton of birds.
Some of the are aspens beginning to turn yellow depending on the aspect and elevation.
hiking = rodent hunting for Lena. She never stops. Ever.
I chose my camp site because of the view, but I probably should have picked something less exposed.
The fall colors were very noticeable looking down valley in the morning.