Location: Whitewater State Park in Altura, MN
What I Like About This Photo: definitely the wispy clouds, the color of the sky, and the way the trail wraps around the hillside.
I went camping last weekend in southern Minnesota, hoping to catch the brilliant fall colors, but the colors were past peak. I was astonished. Up north a couple hours, we hadn’t even reached peak. So why, when I drove 2.5 hours south, was this area past peak? The only thing I can figure is this park is situated in a low lying river valley. Once you ventured outside the valley, the colors were what I had hoped for. Oh well, there’s always next year.