Sunrise over the Los Pinos Ridge, as seen from the top of Los Pecos, in the High Meadow.
As we turned to go down the hill, we could see all of Cedar glowing in the gentle autumn sunrise, the Jemez mountains a blue shadow in the background. In the foreground, aspens are well on the way to turning.
The winterfat is fluffy and white, below the ridge; the grasses have taken on that autumnal frosty silver in the meadow.
Winter is coming. And it will be early.
We took the path along the middle fork of Sedillo Wash up into the woods. Though behind us, the mountain valley is lit up by the rising sun, here the shadow of the ridge mutes the colors, and keeps chilled in the frosty air.