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Fall colors updates?

by MyFeetHurt » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:48 pm

Anyone have updates on what areas are changing or when they will peak? Also, suggestions for places to go the first week of October that may be lagging behind other areas. Unfortunately I can't get much farther then the front range area until the beginning of next month. McClure pass and steamboat areas?
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by DudeThatMustHurt » Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:26 pm

I worked in Granby all last week and the colors were seemingly peaking right now, it's beautiful up there right now

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by BLong » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:39 pm

Here around Aspen everything has exploded.

I have been out shooting photos for the past few days and it has been amazing.

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by RyanS » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:57 pm

I saw some amazing color along Clear Creek in Chaffee Cty yesterday (the Winfield area is ablaze)! Kenosha Pass has exploded, too.

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by mconnell » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:31 pm

West of Colorado Springs (Cripple Creek area) will probably be at its peak this coming weekend.

Right now the main color is white. It's snowing at 9,000'.

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by vanny37 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:35 pm

The colors are changing here in Steamboat. I'd say we're at about 10-15% of the color change.

This coming weekend should be good and depending on the weather, it could still be good for that first weekend in Oct. Of course, we got some rain/snow this morning in town and the clouds haven't cleared yet, so I can't see how much snow the mountain got.

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by MarthaP » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:05 pm

mconnell wrote:West of Colorado Springs (Cripple Creek area) will probably be at its peak this coming weekend.

Right now the main color is white. It's snowing at 9,000'.


It's dumping at 7500 where I live. Should see maybe 3-4" accumulation. Seriously. I imagine this could bring down a lot of the leaves, particularly if the wind kicks up again.

Guess I'd better wax the skis to get to see the colors in the b/c. :wink:

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by mconnell » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:46 pm

MarthaP wrote:
mconnell wrote:West of Colorado Springs (Cripple Creek area) will probably be at its peak this coming weekend.

Right now the main color is white. It's snowing at 9,000'.


It's dumping at 7500 where I live. Should see maybe 3-4" accumulation. Seriously. I imagine this could bring down a lot of the leaves, particularly if the wind kicks up again.

Guess I'd better wax the skis to get to see the colors in the b/c. :wink:


I was hoping to go in search of alpine ice this weekend. Guess I might be carrying skis instead of ice tools. (Sure is rough living here, ain't it Martha!)

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by MyFeetHurt » Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:36 am

Thanks, for the info everyone. Seems like Steamboat might be my best option. This recent snow could put an end to the leaves if it keeps up.

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by MarthaP » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:33 am

mconnell wrote:I was hoping to go in search of alpine ice this weekend. Guess I might be carrying skis instead of ice tools. (Sure is rough living here, ain't it Martha!)


You've got that right! :wink:

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by DudeThatMustHurt » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:17 am

I was screwed today, about to leave granby only to find out about a trailor wreck on berthoud from the weather. Had to drive back through kremling to silverthorne, took me 3 1/2 hours in freakin blizzard like conditions with a heavy ass trailor on my truck... Grr

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by Cheeseburglar » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:52 am

That might qualify as the first fall blizzard fuck up story!

It's 50 percent changed, which is a time I like, at 8k in the Elks.

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by armorfoot » Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:43 am

DudeThatMustHurt wrote:I was screwed today, about to leave granby only to find out about a trailor wreck on berthoud from the weather. Had to drive back through kremling to silverthorne, took me 3 1/2 hours in freakin blizzard like conditions with a heavy ass trailor on my truck... Grr


All my old friends still live up there, and they bitched for hours yesterday about all the snow and the truck wreck on Berthoud.

As much as I miss living up there, I don't miss getting trapped in the valley when a rager hits.

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by byates » Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:26 am

I was in the West Elks today, not at peak yet, late next week should be peaking.

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