As we drove up on South Pass, it became evident that the Fall colors were in full swing at higher elevations...and only the 2nd weekend in September??? Yeah, no kidding...glad I've got the pictures to prove it.
|A selfie... Leane, me, Jane.|
We stayed on the Sinks Canyon Road except for a short, two mile ride up the 4-wheeler trail which goes over Limestone Mountain. It gave the gals some experience riding over rocks and straddling gullies, and they did very well. From the point where we stopped, we could see Continental Peak and Oregon Buttes off to the east. Then we made our way back to the main road and drove to Louis Lake for lunch.
I don't believe I've ever seen so many campers up here...more folks than on other weekends, for sure. Perhaps it was because the weather was perfect this weekend...in the 80's, no wind, clear skies. And this may be the last weekend of the season for this kind of activity. We saw several folks just taking a ride to see the fall colors, stopping periodically for photos.
The weather was warm, skies were clear, and only an occasional breeze. What a perfect day to be in the mountains, riding through the pine. The fragrance was refreshing!