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Fall Colors 2011?

Postby KathyW » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:34 pm

Any leaf peeping going on yet? Photos and reports will be appreciated. I hope to get out and see some of the color, so reports will help with the trip planning.
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby lcarreau » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:59 am

Does anybody know if the Forest Service opened the road going up to Lockett Meadows, so I can peep at Autumnal foliage with my sister-in-law ???

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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby lcarreau » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:26 am

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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby MoapaPk » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:52 pm

The aspens started to turn in the Spring Mountains last week.
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby Alex Wood » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:29 pm

lcarreau wrote:Does anybody know if the Forest Service opened the road going up to Lockett Meadows, so I can peep at Autumnal foliage with my sister-in-law ???


Nope they haven't. Its rather dumb because I was talking to Flagstaff's water director and he was saying that the area was still closed mainly because the Waterline Road is closed and because they are doing repairs on the pipes. He told me that there is really no reason why they haven't opened Lockett Meadow Road up. People keep saying that the road all eroded out, that there is alot of deadfall, or possible potholes due to the roots burning out underground but he said that wasn't the case. He gave me an estimate and said in the next few weeks (and that was two weeks ago), so hopefully it will be open soon. Hope that helps
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby Clark_Griswold » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:00 am

It is only closed to vehicles, you can walk it legally.
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby lcarreau » Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:32 am

Lionel wrote:It is only closed to vehicles, you can walk it legally.


Yes, I KNOW that a person can park near the gate, and walk the entire three miles up the road.

What I don't know is WHY is the road still closed ???

"C'mon, your fellow Arizonans want to drive up to the meadow to view those pretty little leaves, for cryin' out loud !!! :!:

No more excuses - let's open UP the damn ROAD - please ...? ? Pretty PLEASE ...

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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby Clark_Griswold » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:20 am

Walk south of Sugar Loaf. It's shorter, but steeper.
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby lcarreau » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:24 am

Fall Colours seen near Sedona, AZ ..

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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby KathyW » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:12 pm

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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby tigerlilly » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:23 pm

We were in the White Mts of NH 2 weeks ago and the colors were peaked, but much more muted than normal. Last wknd we went to the Catskills in NY and same thing. Bad year in NE for color....at least from what I can tell.
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Re: Fall Colors 2011?

Postby lcarreau » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:30 am

Just seen this today, while hiking the West Fork of Oak Creek trail.

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