One advantage of traveling in higher latitudes and altitudes in the second half of October
One advantage of traveling in higher latitudes and altitudes in the second half of October is the chance to see some colorful fall foliage. The first time we stopped for that was on October 20th as we drove south into Oak Creek Canyon in northern Arizona and pulled over at the entrance to the Cave Springs Campground. Most prominent initially were Lombardy poplars, but the name tells you that those trees aren’t native to the United States. I hope that this nearby tree with bright red leaves, apparently a maple, is native.
© 2016 Steven Schwartzman