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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby moneymike » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:16 pm

below monarch pass:
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Photos were taken on 26th and 27th

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby mccu2260 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:49 am

Kebler Pass Rd, just west of Horse Park Ranch - Sept. 28th. This photo doesn't do justice to the beauty of this area's autumn spectacle. In other words, if you go here, don't bother wearing socks; they're gonna be knocked right off of you.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby bonehead » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:07 am

Dancesatmoonrise wrote:Anyone know how the Sangres are coming along? Thinking about heading down in the next few days. Thanks.

Better make it quick. I think we have seen the colors peak.
Where are you thinking?
It stormed last night with a magnificant lightening show.
And the colors survived the night.
But wind and storms can knock it all down at any time.
Fickle it is.
I'm thinking just another couple weeks of color outings left in this season. Hope I'm wrong.
The snow dusting really perks up the color for the camera's eye.

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby pw » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:23 am

mccu2260 wrote:Kebler Pass Rd, just west of Horse Park Ranch - Sept. 28th. This photo doesn't do justice to the beauty of this area's autumn spectacle. In other words, if you go here, don't bother wearing socks; they're gonna be knocked right off of you.


I was there the same day as you, took a zillion pictures of The Dyke, you are right, pictures don't do it justice. I would recommend doing the hike up through the trees, which I had never done before. You'll see something like the photo below. I'd also like to add that I saw two garter snakes there, one up the trail, one at the overlook across the clearing, a little surprising, the elevation there is about 8,800'.

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby ajkagy » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:49 am

pw wrote:I'd also like to add that I saw two garter snakes there, one up the trail, one at the overlook across the clearing, a little surprising, the elevation there is about 8,800'.


I see garter snakes a lot on the trails, even at 10k ft around here. It's especially common to see them this time of year since it's getting near or below freezing at night and they'll come out to sun themselves in the morning.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby vonmackle » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:29 pm

Wow. So many great photos!

I was on vacation in North Carolina a couple weeks ago. It was a bit early for the big show out there, but I managed to catch a few leaves jumping the gun.
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And here's one from the LCW yesterday.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby SilverLynx » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:43 pm

On the Tigiwon Road. September 29, 2012.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby Van McDaniel » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:24 pm

Just got back from a week in Crested Butte and spent a lot of time driving around. We watched the Kebler Pass area pretty much hit peak and beyond. We took several shots and video of the area around and near Horse Ranch Park. If I can figure out how to post them, I will.

We drove the loop around Owl Creek Pass from Ridgway to U.S. 50. As of this past Thursday many areas there were at peak or just reaching peak. Stunning is an understatement. This trip is well worth it, especially for you "True Grit" (John Wayne version) fans out there. As one approaches Owl Creek Pass and just below the pass on the Ridgway side there is a meadow that has a wooden fence next to a parking area. In this meadow with Chimney Rock looming above and the aspens ablaze, deputy U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn brought a bloody end to Lucky Ned Pepper and his gang of outlaws. The meadow is easy to find. On a dry day a family car can get there. It is the only meadow next to the road just below the pass. Many people drive past this and never know that the most famous Hollywood gunfight was filmed here.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby Eschuette » Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:26 pm

Hello,
I was able to get out to a few areas this weekend, primarily in the eastern sawatch. Due to work I couldnt get away to the southwest of the state where it sounds like its still great. Most of the areas I was in or drove through were past peak, although some nice pockets still existed. Basically around Mt. Elbert, down to Winfield, and then up through Tennesse Pass and back highway 70. A few pics came out ok though...we're very lucky to live here in the fall!

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby MuchosPixels » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:09 am

Here is Wilson Peak at night from 145 near Telluride just a few days ago.
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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby bonehead » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:06 am

Although Rooster shoots em up pretty good,
La Boeuf actually introduces Ned to the afterlife.
The meadow is fabulous.

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Re: 2012 Fall Colors

Postby SES_17 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:47 am

Up close and personal. Shav/Tab TH 9-30-12.
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