This is the only part of my daily commute that makes it all worthwhile. I never get tired of this view - it almost doesn't look real. This time of year, the mountains start to look like bright patchwork quilts, with their reds, oranges and yellows. Even with the very dry year, there is still a lot of color. Unfortunately, the leaves drop almost immediately, so it will be a very short and colorful season for the leaf-peepers.