Sitkans finally got a break from a record-breaking summer of rainy, grey days just in time for fall. Two weekends in a row of sunshine sent many Sitkans climbing the city’s trails for breathtaking views of the sound, the fall colors and the surrounding peaks.

A view from Picnic Rock, 2500 ft. above sea level along the trail up Mt. Verstovia. (Erin McKinstry/KCAW)
Mt. Verstovia on a clear day in September. (Erin McKinstry/KCAW)
Looking down on the city of Sitka from Picnic Rock. Mt. Edgecumbe towers in the background. (Erin McKinstry/KCAW)