Fall was in full splendor the first week of September
so my daughter and I headed out
for a 1 day adventure.
Our first stop was only a few miles from our Yukon home.
There are only a few roads out of the town we live in
but this one that leads up and over a mountain pass
crosses the Canadian border into the United States,
and then travels down to the Alaskan coast
is my favourite.
There is beautiful scenery every way you look,
but I had to be satisfied with taking pictures out the car windows
or we wouldn't have made it.
We did stop at the pass
after climbing up above tree line.
And then began to wind our way down
towards the coastal forest
and the ocean.
Where the trees are larger,
grow higher up the mountainsides
and are not yet in full fall colours.
We spent some time exploring by the ocean
and walking some coastal forest trails
Until our day had passed,
and it was time to
drive the road home again.
Back up over the mountain pass
viewing the mountains from a different perspective.
The evening light gave us quite a show on the way home.
And I couldn't stop taking pictures
out of the car window.
Until the light disappeared into the night sky
as we were making the final turns