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Taken while on a dog walk earlier in the week in the natural area park next to our home in Calgary:
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Yesterday, while pruning back the summer growth on a local mtb trail. Yes, that white stuff is snow!-not uncommon here in September, which despite the incursion of arctic air at the moment- is typically gloriously sunny and warm.
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One more from the Grand Mesa this evening. I pretty much photograph this location every fall, and this was the earliest I have been up there. http://adventr.co/2018/09/grand-mesa-fall-colors-2018/


Skyway Point 2018
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Sweet! So is this hitting much earlier than normal then? I was thinking of heading to SW Colorado, perhaps the Last Dollar Road and that area the last weekend of September. Think it'll mostly be done by then or still probably worthwhile?
 
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Sweet! So is this hitting much earlier than normal then? I was thinking of heading to SW Colorado, perhaps the Last Dollar Road and that area the last weekend of September. Think it'll mostly be done by then or still probably worthwhile?
Yes, reports are indicating that things are early this year. In some cases, very early. Crested Butte is near peak and so is the Silverton area. However, when I drove past Ridgway on Saturday, the area near Owl Creek Pass was mostly green, but that is usually one of the last places to change colors in the area.

This photo was taken on Saturday overlooking Telluride and it seems like not too much has changed yet. The Last Dollar Road area would be up to the right of the landing strip, but most of it is out of view behind the mountain there.


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Yes, reports are indicating that things are early this year. In some cases, very early. Crested Butte is near peak and so is the Silverton area. However, when I drove past Ridgway on Saturday, the area near Owl Creek Pass was mostly green, but that is usually one of the last places to change colors in the area.

This photo was taken on Saturday overlooking Telluride and it seems like not too much has changed yet. The Last Dollar Road area would be up to the right of the landing strip, but most of it is out of view behind the mountain there.


Telluride
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Very interesting! So what do you think of the prospects for good color next weekend (Sept 28-30)? If it's not pretty close to prime, I'd prefer the desert. But I've also been meaning to get to that area for a long time. I really appreciate your insight.
 
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Very interesting! So what do you think of the prospects for good color next weekend (Sept 28-30)? If it's not pretty close to prime, I'd prefer the desert. But I've also been meaning to get to that area for a long time. I really appreciate your insight.
Honestly, I have no idea? Things are definitely early this year so far. I'd just keep an eye on reports from the area you are wanting to go.
 
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@Nick Here in the Roaring Fork Valley (Glenwood Spgs to Aspen), they're saying peak colors will be this week. Looking at what I can see of the mountains (Sopris, Capitol, the Bells), it looks like it's coming soon. It seems to be way early this year, maybe from the lack of moisture. The scrub oak on the hillsides are already nearing peak and the box elders along the river are bright gold, the cottonwoods are starting to turn. But keep in mind that even after the peak, it's still pretty nice until those autumn winds show up.
 
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