What a difference two weeks can make. In the first photo, a hiker clutches his jacket against driving wind and hail as the trees behind him lose their autumn coats to a gale-force wind Wednesday evening on Skyline Trail in the Kenai Mountains east of Sterling.
Photo by M. SCOTT MOON
In the second photo, the same trees sport their fall colors two weeks earlier. Forecasters are calling for more wind and rain but there's no mention of snow yet.
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