The trail wound around under thick and thin canopies of a wide variety of trees, which lead to an air of mystery as to what stunning scenes would appear over the next hill or turn.
Lady Flame posed amidst the brilliant colors of the understory.
Someone did a bit of rough rock balancing on a stone wall the lined the trail. It's not pretty, but it did add a bit of interesting texture to the wall.
They passed some rather sluggish bumblebees who were congregated on several flower stems. Drew said that Toby's leash brushed across the stems, and the bees were not disturbed in the least.
The trail lead on and they all enjoyed over an hour's worth of walking and sniffing until it was time to drive home.
And, the roadway was as colorful as the forest, with rich yellows and reds as far as the eye could see.
This season is way too fleeting, and it's too bad that our fur kids don't appreciate the views as much as we do.