In the midst of a primarily pine and oak forest of the Walkers Woods trail area is a small copse of dense young maples that offers strong vertical lines. This area is such a strong contrast to most of the region. I missed the peak colour change this year, but there was still enough colour on the forest floor to add some brightness to this shot.
I have spent a lot of time on the various Durham trails. It is such a diverse area that there is always something new to see and new trails to explore through the different seasons.