It’s fall season! That means it’s time for sugar and pumpkin spice and everything nice! Leggings and sweaters and fuggs (fake uggs) and pumpkin spice latte and my favorite…the fall foliage!
Yaaas! Look at ALL the trees!
Take all the pictures!
Even if you know the pictures will end up looking the same, take more pictures anyway!
Being from LA I had no idea what a true fall looked like. I mean, the leaves back home changed color too but they mostly just turned brown before dying. We did not have this explosion of colors that look almost fake in its brilliance.
I mean, just look at that! Doesn’t it look fake? Heavily filtered? Something out of a fantasy video game?
Pardon my excessive enthusiasm but I just can’t help it. Fall seems to get me every time.
Tired of looking at trees yet? Come on, just one more.
Oh come on. One more won’t hurt. Just the tip (of the tree, that is. Stop that dirty mind!).
Oh but right. Details. Where was I? I was in Sugar Hill State Forest Park in Watkins Glen, NY, a park that along with hiking trails also has horse trails and a cool fire tower.
I thought you would be able to go all the way to the top where that enclosed shed looking thing is in the picture. Unfortunately, there was a locked shut trapdoor (that I almost walked into) on the last flight of stairs. Oh well. Maybe next time it’ll be open.
This is the first state park that didn’t have any paper maps available. It’s also the first state park I’ve been to where I didn’t have to pay for parking so I’ll take it! But they did have this cool map:
I made sure to take this picture prior to my hike so I could follow the right trail (I didn’t follow the right trail) and so that I didn’t get lost this time (I got lost).
It was a very short hike (because I went the wrong way) but it was still exactly what I needed. It was such a beautiful day. Perfect for just being in the moment and getting away from everything else. I ended my day with a cup of hot mulled cider, and by cup I mean ginormous mug.
Just kidding. My day didn’t actually end there. It was a friend’s birthday party so I went out afterwards.
I know, I know. My face looks really different when I actually do something to it, right? 😀
Today was actually a very good day. It was a great combination of enjoying my solitude on a beautiful day and having a blast at night with some good company. My favorite kind of day.
Balance is key.