Fall Colors 2020

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Re: Fall Colors 2020

Post by OrngChocD » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:11 pm

sxb05201 wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:54 pm
Hey everyone. I don’t have Facebook or other social media apps so it’s hard for me to meet people. I want to visit the San Juan Mountain Range this Sunday through Wednesday and I was wondering if a) anybody wants to join me or b) if it feels safe to go alone for the first time. I know there’s usually tons of people on the trail during July and August, but not quite sure about the beginning of October. Thanks!

I (female) just returned (to Austin) from a 10-day road trip to SW CO. I hiked 6-9 miles in different parts of the San Juans on several days that I was there. I was by myself and hardly saw anyone on any trails but did not feel unsafe anywhere. It was my first time hiking and/or being there. I assume there would be fewer people in Oct than now but I generally feel safer/better with fewer people and dogs, though seeing a person occasionally is somewhat comforting in unfamiliar places.


OB Fall Colors:
The colors seemed to be much more vibrant on my drive south from Lake City on Sunday than when I drove up. I didn't have time to stop and take photos as I had to drive for 3+ hrs after my Handies hike. But here is one that I found very attractive. Somewhere west of Walsenburg along US-160 :

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Re: Fall Colors 2020

Post by Wentzl » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:47 pm

North side of Red Mountain Pass on 9/23/20.
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Re: Fall Colors 2020

Post by BostonBD » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:08 am

Golden Gate Canyon State Park - Golden Colorado

The fall foliage in this area is close to peak
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Re: Fall Colors 2020

Post by Fireweed » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:29 am

Hey - thanks much to those who are posting recent pics!
Please keep them coming!

Not being in Colorado, recent pics are the best for letting me feel *almost* like I'm there.
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Re: Fall Colors 2020

Post by PikaSteve » Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:25 pm

Full range of fall colors at Capitol Creek trailhead Friday morning 9/25.
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Re: Fall Colors 2020

Post by Ptglhs » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:33 pm

Can't upload pics here but the willows werw peaking and the aspens were close to it the laat 3 days in the elks. Went down snowmass Creek, over Buckskin to willow lake, and up east snowmass. Colors will probably peak early next week!
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Re: Fall Colors 2020

Post by Fireweed » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:05 pm

PikaSteve wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:25 pm
Full range of fall colors at Capitol Creek trailhead Friday morning 9/25.
PikaSteve - Thanks for posting this recent pic! Beautiful! Has a little bit of everything in it. The best pics let me feel like I'm standing right there, and this one does. :-D
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Re: Fall Colors 2020

Post by Fireweed » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:06 pm

Ptglhs wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:33 pm
Can't upload pics here but the willows werw peaking and the aspens were close to it the laat 3 days in the elks. Went down snowmass Creek, over Buckskin to willow lake, and up east snowmass. Colors will probably peak early next week!
Ptglhs - have you considered posting pics on Twitter? I can't post pics here on 14ers, either, but it's easy getting them on Twitter.
There's a wonderful #Nature community - it's a great way to share photos and observations with folks who love the outdoors. :-D
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Re: Fall Colors 2020

Post by pw » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:50 pm

You should be able to post pictures here. Which reminded me to post a picture, from Golden Gate Canyon SP a couple of days ago, colors should be good this weekend, still plenty of green when I was there.

Perhaps you need to downsize them? This is greatly reduced in resolution.

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Re: Fall Colors 2020

Post by Ptglhs » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:29 am

As near as I can tell posting photos on here consists of embedding a link to show the photo from another website. I'm able to upload photos and trip reports or condition reports, but not in the forums. I tend to eschew social media, and have no other spot online to post/share photos, so I guess I'll have to rely on descriptions.
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Re: Fall Colors 2020

Post by pw » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:45 am

Ptglhs wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:29 am
As near as I can tell posting photos on here consists of embedding a link to show the photo from another website. I'm able to upload photos and trip reports or condition reports, but not in the forums. I tend to eschew social media, and have no other spot online to post/share photos, so I guess I'll have to rely on descriptions.
When you compose a message, below the buttons that say Preview and Submit and Save Draft are two tabs, one says Attachments. Click on that and then click Add Files, and then when the file is uploaded you will see an option to Place Inline. That ought to work, it's what I did for the photo above, should work the same for you.

There is a size limit, I don't know what it is, but that photo above was 1000 by 1500 (or reverse that for a photo in landscape orientation) and that gets in under the limit.
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Re: Fall Colors 2020

Post by OrngChocD » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:58 am

pw wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:45 am
There is a size limit, I don't know what it is, but that photo above was 1000 by 1500 (or reverse that for a photo in landscape orientation) and that gets in under the limit.
All the photos I've posted thus far are in the 1.5MB (+/- 0.3MB) size range. I don't choose very highres photos as 2MB gives me enough resolution for my needs with my camera. They all uploaded fine without needing any resizing.

You can also drag and drop the photo from your computer to the msg composing window after clicking on "Attachments".
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