The aspens up on Red Mountain Pass are going off right now! Today we went on a fantastic loop hike almost entirely through these golden cathedral forests.
We were surprised when it started snowing – the first snow of the year! Claudia was a bit dismayed… I was delighted! We sat under a pine tree for a while, mesmerized by the fat flakes drifting down.
The snowstorm passed quickly and the sun came out, melting the new snow within about 15 minutes. We continued on our way and eventually after a bit of easy bushwhacking found an old overgrown mining trail that offered a nice loop down through a different aspen-filled ridge.
6 thoughts on “Gold & Snow”
Beautiful work! I was just trying to figure out what to do with my week off in October. I think these shots defined my destination.
Hey jack, looks like the aspens are looking good, great color!!
That shot of the aspen forest is totally gorgeous!!! Wow.
Oops I meant that comment for the second set of photos down from the top of the page. Those trunks are just stunning.
Beautiful shots. We had a little powdered sugar dusting on the San Juans yesterday morning too.
Thanks for sharing your amazing photos.
Thanks all for your comments! 🙂