Trees and grasses along Exit Glacier road reflect the movement from fall into winter.
Even lower elevations are seeing frost.
Birds are migrating south
Fall tides are some of the highest we experience. At Tonsina beach the tide floods into the area behind the beach allowing us to paddle areas normally hiked.
This is usually grassland. The beach is beyond the trees. Its rare to be able to paddle here.
The high tide fun extends to new paddling opportunities through sea stacks.
On the mountain tops winter has arrived. First day of backcountry skiing Oct 24.
It was a bit of a hike to get to the snow but worth it. This time of year allows you to ski one day and paddle the next.