There was a chill in the air and virtually no traffic on the road. As we made our way to Pittsfield MA on Route 20, I turned to my left and saw the scene that I captured below. There were several people fishing for trout.
We had about four hours of class work that involved getting bearings, locating places on the map as the instructor gave us coordinates, etc. After a video, it was time to take our new found knowledge to the field.
We broke up into teams of twos so my son and I got our "assignment" and off we went. The exercise was to begin at one stake and then navigate through a field and the woods to seven other stakes. As we made our way through the woods, I managed to take a picture of the Housatonic River.
We were the second team out of eight to successfully find our way back to the instructors. We filled out our evaluation form, got our "patch" and off we went to head back home. Since we got out sooner than we expected, I decided that I was going to take in some of the views in this part of the state I had never been to before. The pictures below document a small segment of the Berkshires in the fall. I need to get out here more often. The state of MA does not do a good enough job of promoting this part of the state.
|Laurel Lake in Lee MA|
|This is the same spot where I took a picture several hours earlier.|
|I had a fish follow my lure to the shore but the fish never took it.|
|Further down the Housatonic River|
|One of several fly fisherman on the Housatonic River.|
|The leaves are changing colors in Western MA.|