The sun drops into the Pacific Ocean off Samoa Island, just west of Eureka, California. The island, covering not quite one square mile, is the site of the Samoa Cookhouse, one of the last remaining lumber-style cookhouses
Fall foliage reflects in the Sun River along the Rocky Mountain Front near Choteau, Montana. The Rocky Mountain Front, where the central plains meet the Rockies, extends from British Columbia, Canada south through Montana, Wyoming and Colorado.
The first rays of a fall sunrise catch the tops of aspens along the Blackfoot river near Lincoln, Montana. The river canyon was formed from cataclysmic glacial lake flooding at the end of the last ice age, about 10,000 years ago. The Blackfoot was made famous by Norman Maclean’s novella and the subsequent movie adaptation, “A River Runs Through It.”