Fall Color 2012
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Cahlean
Registered: Aug 30, 2012
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garyroach wrote:
Has anyone started a fall color trip report yet? According to the locals on Tripadvisor, the aspen are already turning in the higher elevations in Colorado. I won't be there for two more weeks. Hope I time it right.

Let us know how the colors are coming along in your part of the world. Thanks.


Whereabouts are you going to be in Colorado? I'm also traveling to Colorado from Minnesota at the end of September and love meeting up with fellow photographers



garyroach
Registered: May 24, 2003
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I'll be in Colorado 9/16 - 9/28 from RMNP to Telluride. I'm sure there will be plenty of FMers there. We need hats or something.



Darren K
Registered: Dec 09, 2004
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Colorado

I have too many updates for this site, but here are many from a weekend trip.


From below, thanks, Jim and Gary! Jim, the map addition is not a feature, rather just static map for those not familiar with the state to show them where most of the goods are located in relation to each other.



Sneakyracer
Registered: Mar 24, 2004
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garyroach wrote:
I'll be in Colorado 9/16 - 9/28 from RMNP to Telluride. I'm sure there will be plenty of FMers there. We need hats or something.


Il be there from the 22-30 I think.



JimFox
Registered: Jan 11, 2005
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Darren K wrote:
Colorado

I have too many updates for this site, but here are many from a weekend trip.


Hey Darren,

Awesome! This has been my go to source for a few years now. Having all those photos are cool, not only in terms of gauging color, but in giving us other ideas on different locations to shoot. I haven't had a chance to check out the new map feature, but it sounds cool.

Thanks so much for your hard work! It's definitely appreciated.

Jim



garyroach
Registered: May 24, 2003
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Darren K wrote:
Colorado

I have too many updates for this site, but here are many from a weekend trip.


Thanks, Darren. I'll definitely be checking your site for updates. Great idea to let others post their photos there.



ckcarr
Registered: Dec 02, 2006
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Some on the Denver radio stations are already commenting on how the leafs are now changing. So barring snow or high winds, it should be really nice over the next three weekends...

Just a guess of course...



pinball_pw
Registered: Dec 24, 2008
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They are changing now in the higher elevations around Steamboat, CO. I am planning on heading up to the Zirkels tomorrow evening weather permitting.



andyjaggy82
Registered: Jan 25, 2006
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The red oaks are turning here in Utah, I imagine another week or two and they will peak and the Aspen will star to turn. I really don't know what to expect this year for color, it's been so dry I am not sure how it will effect it.



Darren K
Registered: Dec 09, 2004
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Colorado

Maroon Bells from yesterday, 9/10. Based on those, it looks like it could be at peak early next week, which I base on last years' progression from a similar stage. So, for those limited to weekends, I'd suggest waiting until next weekend.

Jim and Gary, I didn't want to clutter the thread previously, so I added my thanks above.



JimFox
Registered: Jan 11, 2005
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Darren K wrote:
Colorado

Maroon Bells from yesterday, 9/10. Based on those, it looks like it could be at peak early next week, which I base on last years' progression from a similar stage. So, for those limited to weekends, I'd suggest waiting until next weekend.

Jim and Gary, I didn't want to clutter the thread previously, so I added my thanks above.


Oh man... I was afraid of that... The earliest I can get there is the 24th... Thanks for the update on the Bells. I have shot Maroon Bells for the last 3 years straight so maybe I will focus on some other area's in Colorado this year.

Jim



mamankyle
Registered: Aug 06, 2011
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From the local Aspen paper:

http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20120912/NEWS/120919973/1077&ParentProfile=1058



Henry W
Registered: Oct 23, 2003
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This thread got me looking back into my pile of older junk.
This is my very first post on this forum back when Mahesh was moderator.
It was shot with a Nikon P&S in 2003 just north of Flagstaff.






saaketham
Registered: May 18, 2004
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Darren K wrote:So, for those limited to weekends, I'd suggest waiting until next weekend.
Weekend of 14th or 21st? I am planning to go the weekend of 28th, but I am afraid it may be too late. Last year, the last weekend of Sep worked perfectly for me as it was peak color almost everywhere. But, this year, it may be a week early.



Darren K
Registered: Dec 09, 2004
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saaketham wrote:Weekend of 14th or 21st?


I probably should've clarified, but I meant the weekend of the 22nd (15th would be this weekend ). What, you don't work Fridays?!



saaketham
Registered: May 18, 2004
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My weekend starts around Thursday at 6:00 PM.



JimFox
Registered: Jan 11, 2005
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saaketham wrote:
Darren K wrote:So, for those limited to weekends, I'd suggest waiting until next weekend.
Weekend of 14th or 21st? I am planning to go the weekend of 28th, but I am afraid it may be too late. Last year, the last weekend of Sep worked perfectly for me as it was peak color almost everywhere. But, this year, it may be a week early.


Hey Anil, remember last year all the colors were later than normal...

Jim



JimFox
Registered: Jan 11, 2005
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Henry W wrote:
This thread got me looking back into my pile of older junk.
This is my very first post on this forum back when Mahesh was moderator.
It was shot with a Nikon P&S in 2003 just north of Flagstaff.






A very cool aspen shot Henry. Definitely a great way to begin your time here in FM!

Jim


saaketham
Registered: May 18, 2004
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Country: United States

JimFox wrote:Hey Anil, remember last year all the colors were later than normal...

Oh .. so the weekend of 22nd is the best time. Darn it .. my gf's orchestra has a performance on that very date. Gaah.



treebeard
Registered: Sep 21, 2006
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Well, I moved from NH to SC and I have not done squat yet! Not sure where to go here but if I was in NH I would know where to go for sure!



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