Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Fall

 I don't know if it's politically correct to say "Indian Summer" anymore, but if I were a Native American, I'd definitely want to claim this one. 

After a summer that seemed to go by too quickly, we are having a glorious autumn. Days are in the 70s and even close to 80, and the nights are crisp. The larches and aspens are turning golden. And even though I have to work (I'm managing a helicopter that is still responding to fires almost every day), I am still loving it.

I was briefly able to break away and hike. I didn't know what to expect of this trail: it was close to town and I was worried it would be full of people. But as I climbed through a beautiful canyon and up to a ridge where the trail met the Continental Divide Trail, I met very few other hikers.  I lingered on the CDT, imagining what it would be like to be hiking these miles from Mexico to Canada. 

I know we are on borrowed time. Some years, it starts raining and snowing in September. The forecast is looking grim for this weekend. So I'm enjoying this interlude while I can.



6 comments:

  1. We are getting a bit of an Indian Summer here this week in Michigan. Then the snow will come.

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    1. yes, I think this week is the last of ours as well. It was great while it lasted.

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  2. I was debating whether or not to use the term Indian Summer in my upcoming blog post, lol! But it is my favorite interlude. We're having it right now. There are still a few more good days for us, including the upcoming weekend!

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    1. Looks like it might rain or snow here this weekend. I'm not ready...

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  3. I have been sooo enjoying the Indian Summer!! This weather can continue for ever and I would be happy!!!

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    1. I agree! However, it is changing here now.

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