Autumn’s Approach

Early Aspens - Cross Creek Trail Colorado

Early Aspens – Cross Creek Trail Colorado

I went seeking wilderness in the Sawatch Mountains via the Cross Creek trail in Colorado’s Holy Cross Wilderness this week. The aspens are maybe a week away from turning the mountains into gold.

Autumn's Approach - Eagle River Valley Colorado

Autumn’s Approach – Eagle River Valley Colorado

As nights start getting colder up here there’s a period of time when the aspens slowly start their transition from green to gold. Some overachieving show-off trees turn completely yellow like the small group in the image above, but most have just added a percentage of yellow to their summer green palette.

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