With a nice stretch of weather hitting Alaska earlier this week we made a quick over night trip in search of Fall colors. This was at sunset Monday night.
As you can see here, there were some nice patches of color, along with plenty of areas that were just beginning to change. The higher elevations around Eureka were already past.
More troubling were the number of trees that were going from green to brown – reminds me of what is happening to areas of Colorado. Stretches on the Kenai Peninsula, Eagle River, Mat Valley and even in the mountains along the Glen Highway that normally turn bright yellow were going straight to brown. Don’t really know why, but I would be interested in hearing if others have noticed the same thing, or is my memory of past years a bit skewed through my rosy glasses.