In October, my friend Khurt Williams and I chose to go on a photo hike to the Sourland Mountain. It was a beautiful day.
We arrived at the parking lot with quite a few other cars. I did not expect the place to be crowded but surprisingly most of the people came to relax at the pond. Others chose different trails around the mountain.
We proceeded to walk on a path of dry leaves with a little moss covered rocks. It was a beautiful fall day. It was my first time to the mountain so it was a pleasant surprise for me.
Tall trees with golden leaves on a bright blue sky was enough attraction for me.
But there was more than just trees. Where ever I turned, there was a beautiful foliage to capture.
Even when I looked down.
The crunching leaves under our feet.
It was bright day with a lot of light.
The dry leaves covering the path surrounded by woods was a beautiful sight.
The path visible at times and in some cases we saw fallen trees from a storm.
I am sure trees fall often here because of the large number of tall trees.
There are some really tall trees. My guess is about 100-120 feet.
After a long and tiring search for the river, we found the stream. It was a dry season unfortunately, but we were happy with the little water we could find.
There is a quarry nearby and the milky water seems to be coming from that direction.
My friend Khurt crossing the stream. There was very little water but it was slippery.
We enjoyed the good weather and sunlight. The natural scenery was a pleasure for our eyes.
We captured some images and were on our way back to the pond near the parking area.Even though we completed our photo hike, my mind was still lingering around the beauty of the Sourland Mountain. It maybe titled Sourland, but I see some sweetness in it. 🙂 I hope to come back in Spring next year with my family.