Last week, you could definitely see the colors fading in the Wichita Mountains. Reds and oranges were slumping to the brown colors of dead and dying leaves. This week, it's more of the same.

I will say, there are small areas along the drive that still offer a pop of vivid color. The late yellows are out in places, as well as lasting bushes of red.

Still, any excuse to get out to the mountains is a good excuse. Take that drive!