Finally got out for a real trip in October. Spent a few days camping in state parks in Southern Wisconsin where fall color was starting to kick off. Had some pretty nice weather for hiking and camping.
Then I met up with some friends to go backpacking in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park which is located near the West edge of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Most of the leaves had already fallen in the park, leaving only a few still hanging on to fall color. This trip we tried something new for me, the park has back country cabins available to rent. Essentially just a small log cabin with bunks and a wood stove accessible by hiking a few miles on foot. The simple ability to hang rain soaked clothes and perch muddy boots near the wood stove was the very pinnacle of luxury. Rain turned to snow towards the end of our 6 nights in the back country. Running around shooting photos in the snow was probably my favorite part.
After the backpacking portion of the trip, I went through some state forest land in Southern Wisconsin again on the way home. The understory is pretty thick in the forests of Wisconsin I visited, but I think I was able to catch a couple decent shots.