Sunday, September 28, 2008

Rocky Mountain Fall (or, Lesson Learned)

Last year, when we sensed the first hints of Fall in Denver, we made a point of driving up to Kenosha Pass to see the fabled Aspens. Unfortunately, what we learned last year was that by the time you feel Fall in Denver, all the trees are barren in the mountains.

Not to be tricked again, we left the 80 degree late-September Denver heat this afternoon and headed up into the mountains for a short hike up at Kenosha Pass. And yay! for us, we timed it correctly. Behold! Fall in Colorado!

Note: This is why we travel with cold weather gear in the trunk of our car. We may have been sweating down in Denver, but we got caught in a downpour of freezing rain at 10,000 feet, shortly before this shot. Hence, my four layers of clothing and gloves.

1 comment:

Janey and Gary said...

Good thinking! And, good pictures. Aspens in the Fall are beautiful - especially against a blue sky. Too bad it rained, but still an enjoyable trip for sure.

Mom & Dad