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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby killstorm » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:35 am

Went up to Hallett Peak in RMNP. Several scattered aspen stands around Bear Lake have started changing.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby ajkagy » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:57 am

drove from CB to boulder yesterday and there was quite a bit of color between the elks and the sawatch, but still pretty green up at kenosha pass. I'll try to post some pics later
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby Soccer4Life » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:20 pm

Does anyone know how the Guanella Pass area is looking? My parents are coming into town this weekend and I was just wanting to head up somewhere close to Denver that may have some changing colors.

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby djkest » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:40 pm

The Mount Sherman area can be a good place for fall colors, plenty of Aspen in the area. I haven't been up there recently to check out the colors though.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby Mark Curtis » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:54 pm

Soccer4Life wrote:Does anyone know how the Guanella Pass area is looking? My parents are coming into town this weekend and I was just wanting to head up somewhere close to Denver that may have some changing colors.


Here's a report I read from a nature photography site.....

"I passed over Guanella Pass near Georgetown on 8/31. Some trees on the highest parts of the hillsides and a few along the roadside have turned or are beginning to turn. I'd say no more than 10% is yellow so nothing to get too excited about yet, though several local residents said this is about a week or so earlier than normal. Could be a first half of September peak there. The tundra on Mount Bierstadt is well into its autumn reddish color right now too."

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:03 pm

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A little color from the eastern Sangre...


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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby Leigh » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:38 pm

Soccer4Life wrote:Does anyone know how the Guanella Pass area is looking? My parents are coming into town this weekend and I was just wanting to head up somewhere close to Denver that may have some changing colors.

So far the best area I've seen is on 91 between copper and Leadville. Guanella Pass had a bit as did the Bear Lake area of RMNP but nothing amazing just yet.

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby Greenhouseguy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:07 pm

I drove over Kenosha Pass and up Fourmile Creek road today - this is definitely not the weekend. Maybe next weekend will be better.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby PaliKona » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:55 pm

Where's a good place in the Summit/Eagle County areas to hike and get great foilage pics?

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby ColoradoGuy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:19 pm

Still early, but I spotted one bright aspen grove at the Cottonwood Lake Campground in the Sawatch Range.



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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby myfeetrock » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:33 pm

I took this picture yesterday up in the flat tops. 4th of July I went up to Deep lake and some of the aspen were already turning.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby coloradokevin » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:18 am

Hiked in the Butler Gulch area this afternoon. Colors are starting to show up now, though we clearly aren't at the peak yet (I do think the peak color is going to be early this year, based on what we saw this afternoon - maybe as early as a week to 10 days from now). Here are a couple of pictures from this area today. By the way, we also saw a huge porcupine on the Henderson Mine Road... I only seem to find those guys once every couple of years :)
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