Getting High

It’s only the first week of September, and the fall colors are already going off big-time in the high country.  While not much was happening up to 9,000′ or so, going to 10k or more proved to be an Aspen gold mine.  The depth of the yellow leaves was incredible.  I was wondering how the fall colors would fare in this dry year (had our 70th day over 90 degrees this summer in Denver yesterday), but they appear to be better than ever.  When I picked some up off the ground, I was struck by how plump they felt.  Not dry or brittle at all.  Get out this weekend or next for the best viewing!

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Posted on September 5, 2012, in photography. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Nice work as usual. I like the shot straight up, capturing the glow of the leaves, which is tough. And the pika. I wish they’d hang out closer instead of running into the rocks.

    I was up high near Salida last weekend and it’s exactly the same: around/above 10,000 feet, aspens are turning. I was surprised how much.

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