2012 Fall Colors

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby peter303 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:48 am

dr_j wrote:Any predictions for peak dates given the early spring and drought, I'm going around Sept. 29-Oct. 3 and am tentatively planning on having a look at the Bells, Kebler / Ohio / McClure, and maybe Grand Mesa.

36 or 34 up to RMNP is good bet in late September. It traverses a lot of altitude, so SOMEWHERE along it is peak color.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby ajkagy » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:12 am

Nice photos! Here are a few in the crested butte area during a bike ride yesterday (9/10/2012)

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby aiyers » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:47 am

Very nice pics! Can anyone give an update on how the colors look at Maroon Bells? I plan to drive there this weekend but want to make sure the colors are good before I drive 220 miles each way. thanks in advance...
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby SeracZack » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:20 pm

aiyers wrote:Very nice pics! Can anyone give an update on how the colors look at Maroon Bells? I plan to drive there this weekend but want to make sure the colors are good before I drive 220 miles each way. thanks in advance...


They were really starting to change this last weekend. I think within the next couple of weeks will be the best for that area. Most aspens around 9000' to 10000' were already changing and the ones below were still green. The drive back towards Castle and Conundrum also had some very cool views. Enjoy!
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby ctlee » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:26 pm

Boreas Pass Rd. 9/9/2012


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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby Darren Kilgore » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:20 pm

aiyers wrote: Can anyone give an update on how the colors look at Maroon Bells? I plan to drive there this weekend but want to make sure the colors are good before I drive 220 miles each way. thanks in advance...


Maroon Bells from yesterday, 9/10. Based on those, it looks like it could be at peak early next week, which I base on last years' progression from a similar stage. If it were me, I'd be inclined to wait until next weekend given the choice.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby aiyers » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:29 am

Darren Kilgore wrote:
aiyers wrote: Can anyone give an update on how the colors look at Maroon Bells? I plan to drive there this weekend but want to make sure the colors are good before I drive 220 miles each way. thanks in advance...


Maroon Bells from yesterday, 9/10. Based on those, it looks like it could be at peak early next week, which I base on last years' progression from a similar stage. If it were me, I'd be inclined to wait until next weekend given the choice.


Thank you, Darren and SeracZack. I will wait another week.

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby Iguru » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:33 am

One from 1.25 miles up the Antero Jeep Trail.
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One from Huron's summit. both around 9/7
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Ok, I'll add one more. I just love the look of glowing embers, or radioactive material look of this clump.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby ColoradoGuy » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:45 pm

Between Tennessee Pass and Minturn. 9/10

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Also between Tennesee Pass and Minturn. 9/12

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Still early, but PLENTY of color in this region: http://coloradoguy.com/fall-season/photos.htm
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby eastend711 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:32 pm

Was up at Kenosha Pass and Guanella Pass today. Lots of peaking color on the Georgetown side of Guanella. I took some great shots in the Clear Lake Campground. Most of the color on Kenosha will take a week or so to get there I think.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby ColoradoGuy » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:20 pm

Still early, but more color than a week ago.

3 p.m. Thursday 9/13 on the grounds on the Rainbow Lake Resort. (That's near the Cottonwood Lake turnoff, west of Buena Vista.)

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