| I almost missed the leaves changing colors this autumn; one chore followed another, a gig here and a gig there, a lousy weather day in between and suddenly the trees started to get bare of leaves so I rushed last Saturday to always-trusted Sugarloaf Mountain in Dickerson, Maryland. Rather than going directly to the top of the mountain I first drove on Mt. Ephraim Rd. on the north-west side of the mountain, a narrow, twisting, gravel road that offered stunning colors when I visited a few years back. Again it did not disappoint this year although I was late by a couple of days and many trees had already lost most of their leaves. Later on I walked up to the top, along with a zillion or so other leaf-peepers, as they call them in New England, and the view from the top was worth the trek, as always.
Here are few pictures of the views along Mt. Ephraim Rd., one that shows the view from the top of the mountain and one view from right across the mansion, which is at one of the entrances to the park.