Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fall Color Arrives in Northeast Ohio

 The beautiful colors of autumn have arrived here in northeast Ohio. The color is not as noticeable at ground level as it is when the viewed from above the treetops. At Chapin Forest, part of the Lake Metroparks, you CAN rise above the treetops. There is a trail (paved, but steep at first) which leads to a fantastic overlook with views of Lake and Cuyahoga Counties. On a clear day, the city of Cleveland can been easily seen in the distance. Bring your binoculars and/or a telephoto lens on your camera to get the best view of the Cleveland skyline. We visited Chapin Forest on the same date last year and the skyline was crisp and clear and I got some great shots of the city. This year, there was some haze in the air, likely from warm temps and rain approaching from the western end of the state, and the photos were fuzzy at best. Still, with the unseasonably warm temps, it was a great day for a hike through the forest to see that wonderful view!  (Click on any image for a larger view.)

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