Fall Colors 2019

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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by pbergmaier » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:36 pm

Actually, here's what it looked like during peak going back to 2014. Peak in 3-5 days looks about right. Wow. Also, no bare spots yet this year. Bodes well methinks.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by peter303 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:48 pm

Mt Evans and Chicago Lakes Thursday Sept 26 were still more than 50% green. Unusually tardy this year. Peak within a few days.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by daway8 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:37 pm

Argentine Pass on Saturday (9/28) was pretty much peak.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by dwoodward13 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:33 am

A lot of leaves had fallen overnight Saturday around Twin Lakes with the stiff winds. I’d guess that by next weekend there might be a few good stands, but a lot of places will be bare.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by BostonBD » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:11 am

pbergmaier wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:36 pm
Actually, here's what it looked like during peak going back to 2014. Peak in 3-5 days looks about right. Wow. Also, no bare spots yet this year. Bodes well methinks.
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Great work. I always hit Maroon Bells lake every Sept 23rd. But, this year would have been too early. Thanks for this comparison.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by Presto » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:41 am

The road into Marshall Pass was amazing on Friday (with lots of time still to go) ... my sister took photos. I will post when she sends them to me.

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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by Thevirtualsherpa » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:41 am

Did the million dollar highway and drove through Lake City on the way there. MDH is near prime right now on the north side but the south side needs another couple of days/maybe week. Wind is blowing everything off the trees so I would get to it soon if you want "best colors". Lake City, specifically Slumgullion Pass is electric right now, absolutely prime. Beautiful time to be enjoying the state!
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by nmjameswilson » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:56 am

Here are a couple from last week ... I wish I could have stayed another week to really see them change.

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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by WolverPete » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:13 pm

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Today (10/2) at the Lost Creek Wilderness. Higher terrain has mostly turned, some lower areas are mixed.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by spong0949 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:19 pm

The Fairplay area is just past peak.

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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by Mark Curtis » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:03 am

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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by thebeave7 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:35 pm

The Cripple Creek area was at peak this past week, hopefully the wind didn't hit it too hard the past few days.

Kenosha Pass and Colorado Trail to Georgia Pass are just past peak, but still really pretty. The pass itself has lost a lot of it's leaves because of the wind.

Golden Gate Canyon State Park is nice right now, and at or near peak with some of the trees having dried up and lost their leaves already.

In general it seems like the Front Range is at/past peak and disappearing fast. Gettem while it's hot.

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