Some of the trails were steep, but well maintained and with a shade of caution were easily negotiated.
Some of you might recognize this river. The area was showing some early color, which we thought to be beautiful. What really stood out were the apple trees along many of our walking trails. These trees were loaded. Seems the lack of rainfall did not affect the crop.
One of the trees we stopped at to harvest some of the semi-sweet apples. A half day pack full came home and is destined for baking with a crumb topping.Today on this second day of Autumn I spent on the Farmington.....that report next post.
This is a great time to be walking the trails, to look at the streams and wait for the water to rise, to taste the fresh apples, the fruit of the year.ReplyDelete
Walt so many things to enjoy.
Alan - the apple tree in our backyard is exploding this year as well. which is strange since it's never born much fruit in years past! Could it be the dry weather? So nice to see the mountains starting to take on some color, must have been a great day to hike!ReplyDelete
Mark that's what we were thinking, but apples are full of water..go figure.
The colors are coming but they seem not as vibrant. Hiking was great, cool and bright with a bit of a breeze.
Summer to Fall in California, no change. The folks across the street have a big apple tree in the front yard. The local deer do the cleanup of fallen apples.ReplyDelete
Mark how can you stand not having a fall that's distinct from the other seasons. I thought Florida was the only state like that.
And do the deer love love them.
Can't escape the apples this year... the tree up the hill is spitting out big juicy ones and the one off the front porch has the sweetest little apples I have ever eaten. I love this time of year!ReplyDelete
Rowan, a banner year for sure, even the supermarkets are featuring apples at some super prices.
Fall is probably the season all could agree is the best.
The trees in my yard are sweet gums (12, maybe more)...I'll trade you gum balls for apples.ReplyDelete
Drew I'm not familiar with gum trees, but if you want apples and free of charge just drive down a woods road in the northeast and have at it.
Living there where you guys live is like paradise--------thanks for sharing