25 September 2009

COLORADO COLLEEN: High Country Color

The aspens are changing! The aspens are changing!

But better hurry if you want to see some gold in them there hills because when I flew home from California on Wednesday, I saw plenty of snow on the mountains.

I took this photo last year, on a hike near Guanella Pass.

But if you're planning to drive the scenic byway over the pass, better check with the road service first. As of late August, a stretch of the pass road was closed due to the threat of a rock slide. The summer's abundant rainfall evidently loosened a section of rocks about the size of a football field, and the unstable rock mass posed danger to drivers.

If you want more details about aspens, here are several links to previously posted pieces on my blog or my Examiner.com Denver Flower and Gardening page.
• Aspens: Phoenix of the Forest. Click here now.
• Aspens on Vail: Click here now.
• Urban Aspens: Click here now.


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