Another Fine Fall Day!

Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 by »

I can’t believe the glorious weather that November brought for us Tuesday – it was another fine fall day!  Blue skies outside all day. And as I looked across the lake at the West Cabinet Mountains in the distance I just couldn’t believe that I was stuck inside – unable to get in a nice long walk.

The trouble is that, with the clock change last weekend and the rapidly changing season it is getting dark so darn early.  So, I had to settle for a quick run in the late afternoon. A compromise at best. As I was coming down the long hill towards home, sun already set, racing darkness bright orangish yellow full moon rose. Sheer Autumn delight!

This lifted my spirits again as I enjoy the full moon and being out of doors.  A full moon brings it’s own special light across the landscape.

My thoughts wafted back to a full moon hike we took a couple years ago.  A group of Scotchman Peak friends climbed Antelope mountain to watch the full moon light up nearby Scotchman Peak.  Of course it was early summer so we couldn’t even start until almost 9pm.  At least at this time of year the moon rises early!

If you want to take advantage of some fine fall hikes check out our hiking page for information on where to go and how to do self guided hikes in the Scotchman:

www.scotchmanpeaks.org/hiking/

About The Author:

Phil Hough is the Executive Director of the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.

He has hiked the "triple crown": the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest trail (twice). He has also paddled the length of the Yukon river. Phil's love of wilderness guides him as he works to save the incrediblly wild Scotchman Peaks, one of the last and largest roadless places in northern Idaho and western Montana.

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