The primary motivation for driving down the South Side Roseburn Road was to get a good view of Campbells Mountain; that is difficult to do from the Whycocomagh Road, though bits and pieces are visible from various points along that road. Photo #1 looks to the northeast and shows nearly all of the western side of Campbells Mountain. Except for a narrow band of evergreens along the summit and others along its base, the western slopes of Campbells Mountain are nearly completely hardwoods, a gorgeous sight on this incredible day. While significant amounts of green-leafed trees remain, this is a mountainside taking on its fall colours. The next four photos form a left-to-right panorama showing detailled views of these slopes.
Photo #2 begins a bit to the left of the leftmost portion of photo #1 and shows the ridge above the Roseburn Road that continues to the northwest to Roseburn; the house in the centre of photo #2 is along the Roseburn Road on the far side of the Indian River (also designated as Bridgend Brook in older sources), which rises west of Campbells Mountain and then turns east to run parallel to its base. The colours here are very close to their peak, bright and vivid in the noontime sun.
Photo #3 continues to the right of photo #2 and shows the ridge ascending towards the summit of Campbells Mountain. Even at this distance, the reds are sufficiently bright to show up here and there across the mountainside. The field right of centre and the house at the far right are both along the Roseburn Road.
Photo #4 shows the westernmost part of the summit of Campbells Mountain. Many of the hardwoods near the top look as if they have lost their leaves, again doubtless because of the strong winds there, but those on the slopes are a blaze of glory! The red tree in the centre of the photo is especially bright, but there are others all across this photo.
Photo #5 shows the eastern part of the summit of Campbells Mountain along with part of its descent towards Stewartdale outside of Whycocomagh. The look-off at the end of the Campbells Mountain Look-Off Trail (follow the link for 44 photos of the views along that trail, many from the look-off itself) is within the evergreens seen along the summit here. At the far left of the photo, hidden here by the evergreens but easily seen from the Whycocomagh Road near its junction with the Roseburn Road in Soapstone, is a large blueberry patch; it can be accessed by following a short path along the ridge from the look-off, but also from the Roseburn Road using a path I still have not yet located: on a hike to the look-off a few years ago, I startled a lady and her young son who had climbed up from the Roseburn Road and were busily picking the bounteous blueberries there.