We'd taken a couple of weeks off from hiking -- vacations, birthdays, so many other things going on. When we returned to this old favorite, fall had hit and made this hike a whole new experience.
I think fall is my favorite time of year.
Soon enough, snow on the trail won't be such a novelty:
The viewpoint was spectacular:
After the hike I drove down the highway toward Elbow Falls. I wound up stopping on the hill just before Canyon Creek road to take this shot: