Fall color on the Pilot Trail (heading east) – Hercules Glades Wilderness.
Hercules Glades Wilderness from the Pole Hollow Trail – Looking east. Two-minute read, +1
On the Devil’s Den East (Upper Pilot) Trail. Hercules Glades Wilderness – The Devil’s Den East (Upper Pilot) Trail joins the Pilot (Tower) and Rock Spring (Long Creek) Trails. Arriving at the Rock Spring Trail at what we’ve dubbed ‘Sheep Frog Pond.’
Fall Trail – Heading west on the Pilot (Tower) Trail. Hercules Glades Wilderness.
Decay. It’s been a wonderful fall this year.
Fall 2020. +3
Empty Parking Lot – The empty parking lot probably says more about the weather than I can.
Follow the trail – Nearly finished, just one last climb up to the trailhead left. Hercules Glades Wilderness – Day Three. 2 pictures
When is a trail not a trail? When I think I’m on the trail and I’m not. At least I realized my error before I was too far off course. Two-minute read
The gate at the end of the trail – It’s exactly what I imagined, but still a bit of a letdown. No pot of gold or welcoming streamers. I can, at least, say I’ve hiked the entire length of the Pilot (Tower) Trail now. 2 pictures
Fall at the far end of the Pilot Trail – On a whim, I changed my plans and decided to venture into uncharted territory and hike down to the end of the trail. One-minute read, 2 pictures
View to the east – One thing I’ve learned is that little things that shouldn’t be in the wilderness are frequently signs that lead to interesting discoveries. One-minute read
Fall color on the Pilot Trail – It’s Friday, it’s two-thirty in the afternoon, and I’m giving myself a well-earned break out in nature. Two-minute read, 2 pictures
Fall In The Forest – Hercules Glades. 3 pictures
Flying – I love how this leaf looks like it is spreading its wings and is about to fly.
In honor of the season, it’s a Fall Sweet Potato Chip.
Today I was reminded of a lesson. The lesson is more than adequately summed up in the old adage: “Pride comes before a fall…”
Last night it dropped to 3°F (-16°C) and we had a light dusting of snow. Needless to say, I had no inclination to go out taking pictures this morning. This afternoon, once the temperature had crept up above 10°, I ventured out for a few quick shots.
Our Sweet Gum Tree Still Has It’s Leaves – Which is a nuisance, as it is pointless raking up the leaves in the yard until all the trees are done shedding. 2 pictures