Logan pass may be closed, and snow may cover the higher elevations, but that doesn't mean there isn't still plenty to see and enjoy in the park this time of year. October is my favorite month to visit the park. Although I was initially disappointed when the government shutdown closed the park, I do believe having to wait was worth it.
Without the summer congestion, driving through the park was a peaceful event. The colors brightened a dreary sky, and the autumn-scented air was relaxing.
Water, mist, mountains, and autumn colors = a perfect combination.
The water levels may be down, but that doesn't take away from the beauty. We passed a few adventurous types preparing to row their way into the lake.
By the time we were getting ready to leave the park, patches of blue sky began to break up the clouds. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect way to recharge and "get away."