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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby ChrisinAZ » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:54 pm

Saw the aspens below the Bells beginning to change yesterday, though they're not that vivid yet.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby ajkagy » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:53 pm

I'm thinking they'll be peak in elks in 2-3 weeks...slightly earlier than normal. There's already groves of aspens that are hitting peak color here.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby HikerHankey » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:08 pm

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From the ridge going up Quandary!
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby prestone818 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:24 pm

Was quite surprised by the amount of color between 70-berthoud pass- granby already.

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby ColoradoGuy » Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:17 pm

It's definitely early, but my neighbor's tree yesterday...

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby MountainDawg » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:26 pm

But im not done with summer yet (sniff,sniff).

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby MuchosPixels » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:30 am

Wow, pretty unreal to see those colors so early. Its still very warm all over Colorado still.

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby ColoradoGuy » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:01 pm

Leaves are changing here and there near the Denny Creek Trailhead (west of Buena Vista), but it's not much yet. One photo on 9/3...

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby Darren Kilgore » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:47 pm

Coming back from the Sangres (green) today, I drove Phantom Canyon and Gold Camp Road (Cripple Creek-Colorado Springs) for the first time. There aren't too many aspens along the Phantom route (for those who haven't been), but what there are were in the same stage as Gold Camp, which is mostly green, much of which is light green. There are definitely some isolated trees with yellow, though. Here are the visuals:

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Pikes Peak from near 67 and 81 above Cripple Creek


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Along Gold Camp Road


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Along Gold Camp Road

If I may be so bold, pictures of isolated trees, branches, and leaves do nothing for a visual update report; they look pretty, but contain no information.


tlongpine wrote:Well, who said the OP wasn't looking for fall photography? Keep the beautiful photos coming.

I suppose you are right, and I must've inferred differently. Typically, these threads are used for updates for others, or at least that's always been my impression. If they are to be used for pretty pictures, I would take my snapshots down. Perhaps they're meant for both.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby tlongpine » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:23 pm

If I may be so bold, pictures of isolated trees, branches, and leaves do nothing for a visual update report; they look pretty, but contain no information.


Well, who said the OP wasn't looking for fall photography? Keep the beautiful photos coming.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby Brent D » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:55 pm

Darren Kilgore wrote:If I may be so bold, pictures of isolated trees, branches, and leaves do nothing for a visual update report; they look pretty, but contain no information.


tlongpine wrote:Well, who said the OP wasn't looking for fall photography? Keep the beautiful photos coming.

I suppose you are right, and I must've inferred differently. Typically, these threads are used for updates for others, or at least that's always been my impression. If they are to be used for pretty pictures, I would take my snapshots down. Perhaps they're meant for both.


I say we need both! Keep the "snapshots" up Darren! Any and all pics and info we can get is a good thing! :)

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby TeamDino5280 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:14 pm

Here are some from today (9/3/12) by Monte Christo Creek

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