Thursday, September 6, 2007
Ahhh, Teton Valley Rain
Well, my last post must have worked. Complaining about the prolonged summer heat somehow made it rain, and temperatures have dropped a good twenty-degrees since Monday. It feels good, and smells even better. This photo is off my back porch this morning, showing the low cloud ceiling.
So, this should settle the dust on the trails, initiate Indian Summer, and help dowse the awful Castle Rock Fire just outside Sun Valley (nation's first ski area and great outdoor town), about 150 miles west of Driggs. With luck, we may have seen the end of smoky skies for the year.
Speaking of Indian Summer: I had to include a photo of what's to come over the next few weeks. This was taken last year, during "peak color" week. There's a reason fall is the favorite season for many around here. Actually, there are numerous reasons: cool nights, warm days; fewer tourists; no bugs; hunting season; approaching ski season; snowy peaks, colorful foothills; that unique, fall-blue sky around the autumnal equinox. I'm looking forward to it all.