Not every day is a sunny day. Some days are cloudy. Cloudy days are not bad, just different. They give a hike a moody, yet cozy, feel. Again, not bad, just different. Little forest details you might miss on a sunny day come to the fore. Today was a cloudy day. I went to the forest while The LovedOne went to the library (moody and cozy can happen way back in the stacks too, I guess). Out in the forest, there was still some Fall color. I did a short loop (4.2 miles; 1,200 feet of elevation gain) on the Ridgeview, Siskiyou, Halls of Manzanita, Grotto, Canyon Vista, and Jackson Creek Nature Trails. The sun tantalized but never appeared. So it remained a cloudy day, but a good one nonetheless. 🙂
Yes, the madrones do lay down a rich red carpet of leaves. I just lucked into all of the color down along the creek – glad I didn’t miss it!
See you got to the Jacksonville Forest park before Autumn passes. We just went today and covered some of the same trails looping around waterless Granite Falls. Love all the leaves along and on the trails