Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hello, good morning

At this time of year it takes longer and longer for the sun to clear the mountain ridges in the morning. When it finally does, the effect can be spectacular.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Leaving town

The last of the tourists and seasonal residents are pulling out as the leaves change and the snow creeps closer.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Autumn colour

Autumn colour is subtler in the boreal forest than in the temperate deciduous region I grew up in. But even on a dreary rainy mid-fall day it's there.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Early fall trees

The birches have turned, but the larches will be another couple of weeks at least. There's lots of fresh snow on the glacier, and a dusting on the ground. Winter is mustering his forces on the mountain tops.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

K&S Railway at Payne Siding

This hike takes you up high above the junction of Kane, Sandon and Carpenter Creeks. The views are fantastic, but beneath your feet there are things just as interesting -- such as snow in early October, and the corduroy impression of long-removed railway ties of the K&S Railway, cast in relief by the snow.