In Kingross, I turned left onto the Kingross Crossing Road and followed it to its end on the West Big Intervale Road just across the bridge over the Northeast Margaree River in Big Intervale. There, I again turned left and headed south along the West Big Intervale Road. The photos on this page were taken at two spots where I stopped along the way.
Photo #1 looks south along the West Big Intervale Road at the Highlands above the road just south of the cleared lands in Big Intervale. Although some colour can be seen on the slope at the centre of the photo, considerably more greens are present here. Along the road, changes are starting and one red tree stands out, but it is still pretty early days here too.
Photo #2 shows a lovely red-orange tree, tinged with gold, at the side of the road where I stopped. Most of its neighbours are evergreens, but there are a few deciduous trees and bushes that are nowhere near as far along.
My second stop was another 1 km (⅝ mi) further south at a point where the trees on the east side of the road open up and provide views across the Northeast Margaree River to the side of Sugarloaf Mountain. Photo #3 shows the state of the colours on the slopes of what appears to be a brook bed descending. Greens again predominate, but there are numerous brilliant red-orange trees and an occasional bright red tree in the mix. The river bed is on the far side of the closest bright trees in the foreground.
Photo #4 is a telephoto view of the lower portion of photo #3, concentrating on the trees in the bright sun, blazing away to the delight of passers-by, including me. With the admixture of yellows and limes and golds, this is very close to the rare “flaming forest” effect I look for at the height of fall colours. What a riot of colours!
Photo #5 looks to the north along the West Big Intervale Road whence I had come. The west side of the river again seems to be less advanced than the east side, but there is a good bit of colour, mostly oranges, along this section of the road.