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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby ajkagy » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:53 am

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby coloradokevin » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:29 am

I guess maybe the drought has something to do with this, but I do seem to be noticing a lot more red color this year. I seem to recall that we've had the same phenomenon in other dry years.

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby ColoradoGuy » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:24 pm

STILL VERY EARLY... but here's a group of cottonwoods near Buena Vista. 9/8

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A cluster of yellow aspen leaves near the Collegiate Peaks Campground. 9/8

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby Scott P » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:41 pm

Just got back from SE section of the Flat Tops. Suprisingly the colors have already peaked. Nearly all the aspens have already turned. I'll post some photos tomorrow.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby Scott P » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:24 pm

My good camera is dead and I'm using a cheap $70 backup, so sorry about the not-so-good quality photos.

Anyway, as mentioned, the SE section of the Flat Tops is already at peak color, or at least close to it.

Here are what the trees look like:

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby ChicagoMike » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:12 pm

Nice pics Scott. Hopefully they have a little bit left up there. I am getting married on top of Mt. Werner on Saturday

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby jlarocco » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:07 pm

These were taken on the Copper Creek trail near Crested Butte. Click to go to the bigger versions.

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby Darren Kilgore » Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:00 pm

I have many picture updates from a weekend road trip here.

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby SkiBum1287 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:40 am

Darren Kilgore wrote:I have many picture updates from a weekend road trip here.


Wow, fantastic information and pictures! Thanks!

jlarocco wrote:These were taken on the Copper Creek trail near Crested Butte. Click to go to the bigger versions.


Absolutely stunning! I love this state, especially at this time of year.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby B[3] » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:36 am

Saw some nice colors in the Gore Range on Saturday--the patch of colorful trees was very useful in finding the trail on our way down.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby djkest » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:47 am

The Maroon Bells / Maroon Lake area looked really great yesterday. They seemed to intensify just from Saturday to Sunday. I suspect that next weekend will be the peak, and it will go downhill from there; but who knows? I didn't get as many fall colors photos as I would have liked, we were running a little short on time.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby DrGO » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:48 am

On Friday, September 7th, we were on Red Mountain Pass, where the colors were changing nicely; just a few miles away, however, at the Dallas Divide, there was not a trace of fall color yet:

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