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#11 ski3pin

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Posted 10 October 2021 - 10:27 PM

Bill, thank you for sharing your wonderful fall color trip. We do not have a fall color trip planned for this year due to the fires and knee rehab and such. Your trip and glorious photos put smiles on our faces. Julie also strongly stated where she wants to go next autumn.

 

Your photos caught what fall mountain aspen dreams are made of. :)

 

On a bit of an aside, I was pleased to hear of your pleasant stay and experience at Alta Lakes and the positive changes that have taken place there. We were there in 2013 and were appalled with the conditions and would not consider camping there. Good news.


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#12 Bosque Bill

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Posted 12 October 2021 - 01:40 PM

Thanks, Ski, I wasn't really planning a specific fall color trip this year, yet stumbled into great a great aspen experience which made it even better. 

 

I know what you mean. Some beautiful camping areas have been used and abused by the hordes. It doesn't help that the USFS has been under such draconian budgetary restrictions the last several years. I'm guessing Alta Lakes was refurbished long enough ago that it has had time to regenerate. Hopefully, the public will respect that and treat the area as it deserves.


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Posted 12 October 2021 - 03:28 PM

Bill, thanksfor your posts and beautiful pictures. I got a chance to go through all three posts this morning and enjoyed them immensely. We just returned from a Colorado trip, we didn't capture the colors quite a peak the way you did, but what a beautiful part of the world. Thanks for sharing and taking the time to post.
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#14 Bosque Bill

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 02:25 PM

Thanks, Occidental for your nice remarks.


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Posted 13 October 2021 - 09:21 PM

Great report Bill. It looks like we were about a week behind you having just returned. We were looking to run some of the trails in the area and had not considered the foliage change. Coming from New England we thought we had spectacular leaf peeping but the neon yellow of the aspens contrasting with the dark green of the evergreens made for a spectacular show.

Hopefully it’s OK to share a few pictures here…

 

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 12:38 AM

Enjoyed reading this trip report and the excellent pictures then went down the rabbit hole into a bunch more reports from your travels over the years. We really need to get down to NM in the near future... like next year.

Cheers

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#17 Bosque Bill

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 02:33 PM

Eddy, beautiful photos (even if I did have to crick my neck for the second one LOL) Thanks.

 

Dave, glad you enjoyed the blog post(s). I like your double-rainbow.


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Posted 14 October 2021 - 09:04 PM

Once again I was absolutely mesmerized by your photos and lost myself in reading your report. Since I have not been able to get out I really needed that! Thanks


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#19 Bosque Bill

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Posted 15 October 2021 - 02:04 PM

Thanks, JWL, glad I could provide a bit of virtual travel for you.


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