Although the hardwood trees have begun to change color here in southeast Michigan, they haven’t quite reached peak color yet. For better color a friend and I drove north a few hours to Huron National Forest and spent a couple of days backpacking. Just shy of our destination we made a stop on the Au Sable River along River Road National Scenic Byway.
While hiking and camping out in the forest there were innumerable maples, aspens, and oaks that provided the full spectrum of fall colors.
Numerous small lakes provided reflections of these colors in their waters.
As the frosty touch of winter moves south from here, I might have to take some time to follow it and enjoy these colors a bit longer.