Saturday, October 8, 2016

Stunning Fall Colors

Who said the drought would cause autumn colors to be subdued this year? Not true.

We hiked to the top of Mt. Chocorua today via the Champney Falls Trail. Maples and birches were brilliant in oranges, yellows, and reds set amongst the dark green of spruce and fir. Mountain ash was stunning as were the alpine flowers and shrubs along the trail. A few pictures highlight our hike, although wish I could make a gift box of the clear air, balsam smells, scenic vistas, and hiking experience and send to friends and family, especially those in India.
View of Chocorua from Middle Sister

1 comment:

  1. Those are absolutely, positively stunning photos Ellen!

    You bring up a good point about the "balsam smells". I've often thought it would be terrific to have the ability to share the woodsy aromas that one experiences when hiking the trails. At least we have the ability to share the visual experience via photos. And with videos we can share the visual experience plus the sounds. So, perhaps some technology will eventually be widely available that will enable us to share the olfactory experience as well.