Back to back days spent hiking in Maine. Ah, it is good to be home, settled into our winter cabin rental, and getting outside with our adventure pups to explore the beauty of the season.
Although it is passed "peak" foliage, I find late October and November to be a beautiful time to see the progression of the season and rapid changes. When the weather is mild the leaves linger longer. When we get storms and high winds the leaves swirl through the air and pile all along the trail. It was a combination of both over the weekend hiking Tumbledown and Ragged Mountain.
While hiking Tumbledown Mountain in Western Maine there was a small section of forest along our way up the Loop Trail where the sun was shining through a golden canopy of leaves. In other sections of the trail the leaves were wet and the mix of red stuck out against the brown and tan hues along the ground. Particularly while hiking Ragged Mountain near the mid-coast region of Maine.