Just got home from a day in each drainage. Maples are turning but most are still green. Some individuals are fire engine red though. Overall pretty nice, but I think I will wait until weekend after this one before returning. Nice hiking during the week. No one on the trail in So Fork and a small group in Ash Creek.
A word for the folks going up this weekend. Road is in good shape, meadow is full of hunters and looks like a used RV parking lot. Some water in Ash Creek in spots. Aspens and maples are not quite there yet, unfortunately was quite windy up there today. Some tree fall on the trail. Where choices are available bear right on the trail. Left leads to hunter stand areas. If you are off trail in the drainage don't worry, you'll intersect the trail if you stay in the watercourse.
Won't put any pics for a while as also just got back from 8 days in the Grand Canyon Parashant area.