Over two gear test hikes this October as well as walking around town, October’s transition into November was striking …

Near the end of the month, the skies were still able to burn off to clear with thin and wispy clouds – yet if you look carefully the smoke from fires continues to rise into the sky.

Less than a week later, the skies were different, the trees more colored and the fog dense and low.

Fall skies in OR are seldom boring …