GPS trailhead coordinates (source): N40˚ 24.263' W111˚ 36.323
Most of the deciduous trees had shed their leaves by the middle of October. Yellow aspen leaves littered the ground. Hikers trampled the leaves turning them gray in the middle of the path. In the canyon crook, where the trail started, cold air settled and frosted the leaves.
There must have been something in the mountain air. Matt sneezed violently causing the trees to bend.