With the first blush of cool fall air having swept through the Northwest, fall colors have begun appearing.
To help leaf peepers find some of the best places to go, the U.S. Forest Service has added features to its Fall Colors 2014 website.
The site includes a map that shows visitors when trees are peaking in any of the states. The map is shaded in green (not peaking) to bright red (peaking) to brown (past the peak and ready for winter).
Another map helps visitors find the national forest nearest them.
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There also are links to resources explaining the annual changing of leaf colors, agencies and websites for making overnight reservations for your next fall trip.
You can find the website at www.fs.fed.us/fallcolors/2014.