The rabbit brush and prairie grasses began to glow under the early evening sun as we drove out to the southern part of Chico Basin Ranch. Duke had the truck bed brimming with all the afternoon necessities: cooler, chairs, fishing rods, snacks, and our dogs. Saturday was clear, so as the sun began its decent, the mountains popped against their glowing backdrop. Even in the center of Upper Twin Lake the bugs left us alone. The air was cool and quiet, except for the occasional splash from a fish and the honking of migratory sandhill cranes overhead. Once the watercolor sunset subsided, millions of tiny sparkling stars littered the sky. I love Fall here on the ranch- its weather lures you to stay outdoors and its copper and gold hues spoil you with glorious views. Sharing this night with my mom and brother topped off an already perfect evening.