I’d heard from a friend that the aspen on Gentry Mountain were changing color and were at their peak. Though I was fairly busy preparing for a trip starting the following morning, Traci and I drove onto Gentry Mountain on Saturday evening to see the fall colors and eat a picnic dinner. We started up the Mohrland Road where the rabbit brush was in full bloom. Farther up in elevation the aspen were turning yellow.
On top of Gentry Mountain the trees were brilliant oranges and reds. Unfortunately there were heavy clouds to the west and sunset was nonexistent. The gray light simply faded to black, and we enjoyed our dinner as it grew darker. Had I planned this trip better we would have had time to drive north across the mountain and return home via Wattis. For such a short trip, however, I was quite satisfied that I got to experience at least a bit of autumn in the mountains.