Since my sister wasn't able to go fall color 'splorin last year's
, I had to go again
Our timing allowed for this weekend even though we were aware the colors are taking their sweet time this year.
We drove out to the Reynolds Creek TH, parked amongst the campers and set out. Like last year, it was pretty boring until the falls and beyond. The section above the creek afterward, and on approach to Knoll's Hole, offered the best spottings. Obviously I took pics of the colors other than green so don't be fooled, it's still sparse on the hyper color. In fact the aspens at KH which I thought were a safe bet were either green or wind gone and you had to hike off trail across the creek to find any maples at all.
No bears this year, and Dana wasn't sure if she was happy about it or not. It dominated most of conversations as her head swiveled at ever noise. At one point she nearly jumped out of her skin when while looking for more tracks and poop, a squirrel jumped up and began his protest of us being there. Sounded like the little guy had a squeaker toy stuck in him every time he moved and stomped his little foot on the branch above.
At the spring, we ate lunch and then turned around and went the way we came. The sun only came out fully a couple times during our trip to illuminate the lone colors briefly. The rest of the time, it was long sleeve weather but still no rain.
Back at the Jeep, we headed towards Workman Creek Falls so she could see it. Workman didn't even have any orange out, and only a few spots of yellowing green. 2-3 weeks as long as the winds don't kill it should be good to go.
Good trip regardless. Great weather and company.
I'm logging isolate because it was still work to find the color and would hope people don't think it's ripe yet just because we found some