Fall Colors 2021

Ugly

Life really is better Here
.
Joined
Apr 20, 2013
Messages
895
It's one of my favorite threads of each year, and I want to see those places I cannot get to. Like @SteveR 's Canadian Rockies and larches, or those leaves that soon will be changing back east.

The alpine is gaining color every day.

RCM01211-9-2021-210905-69.jpg


RCM01008-9-2021-210904-33.jpg
 

Rockskipper

No ETA
.
Joined
Jun 11, 2017
Messages
3,202
These colours are fleeting- I was mountainbiking not far away on Sept 27, and the colours have already faded, with strong winds beginning to strip the needles.
Four Strong Winds - isn't that the Canadian National Anthem? (Oh, Canada is pretty, but doesn't tell the story.)
 

kwc

Member
Joined
Mar 31, 2016
Messages
577
We drove through a portion of the Adirondacks today on our way get some apples for applesauce and pies. Colors were more prevalent in the central Adirondacks than anywhere else. There were almost no color on the two eastern high peaks we saw. Cool temps are forecast for this week, probably even a frost, so maybe things will color up more by the end of the week.

1F39A3F7-D1A9-4CC4-AC85-E2D5AE36A2EE.jpeg

B6373421-0A40-4B13-AEA9-827C69E77D00.jpeg
 

SteveR

Member
Joined
Sep 22, 2016
Messages
491
Four Strong Winds - isn't that the Canadian National Anthem? (Oh, Canada is pretty, but doesn't tell the story.)
Maybe the Alberta anthem?

"Think I'll go out to Alberta
Weather's good there in the fall"

and:
"But by then it would be winter, not too much for you to do
And those winds sure do blow cold way out there"


Coincidentally- Ian Tyson wrote that song, and now lives around Longview Alberta, near the Highwood River.
That last series of photos was taken in the headwaters of the Highwood.
 

Rockskipper

No ETA
.
Joined
Jun 11, 2017
Messages
3,202
I've always wondered where he lives - I knew it was somewhere in Alberta. I read somewhere that it's now the most popular Canadian song. I like the way Blue Rodeo does it. I love larches, none in Colorado where I'm from.
 
Joined
Mar 18, 2014
Messages
101
Nice, I don't remember there being so much color on that hike. Did you climb the peak?
Nope, just always wanted to backpack into there. I plan on adding some photos here for a mini trip report. The falls colors leaving out near the trailhead were amazing.
 

scatman

Member
.
Joined
Dec 23, 2013
Messages
1,990
I rode up City Creek Canyon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and then today completed a six mile walk with my wife up the canyon. The leaves were at their peak on Monday, but I've combined all the days in these photos. I was quite surprised, thinking that with all the heat and no rain this summer that the colors wouldn't be that good this year, but they turned out to be quite nice, at least in City Creek

01.jpg

02.jpg

03.jpg

05.jpg
04.jpg

06.jpg

07.jpg

08.jpg

09.jpg

10.jpg

11.jpg

12.jpg

looks like hey are going to be putting some new telephone poles in the canyon
13.jpg

15.jpg
14.jpg

14b.jpg

Wearing my fall colors too. Chilly enough here on Wednesday afternoon to need to wear long sleeves.
16.jpg

18.jpg
17.jpg

20.jpg
19.jpg

21.jpg

22.jpg

23.jpg

24.jpg

25.jpg

26.jpg

27.jpg

28.jpg

29.jpg

30.jpg

Ran into this little guy crossing the road on our way down.
 

Rockskipper

No ETA
.
Joined
Jun 11, 2017
Messages
3,202
I didn't stop for photos, as I was in compulsive mode, but I've never seen so many red aspen coming over the E. Uintas and South Pass in the Winds. This was yesterday. Entire groves of deep red.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
SteveR Album Fall Colors 2020 Photography 37
SteveR Fall Colors 2019 Photography 37
Wanderlust073 Album Fall Colors 2018 Photography 68
IntrepidXJ Album Fall Colors 2017 Photography 31
Dan_85 Album Fall Colors 2016 Photography 60
Vegan.Hiker Vermont's Fall Colors Hiking & Camping 9
pixie1339 Fall colors in Southern Utah? Trip Planning 23
Tres Westbrook Denali Fall Colors Everything Else 11
IntrepidXJ Fall Colors in the Elk Mountains Hiking & Camping 5
IntrepidXJ Piñon Mesa Fall Colors Hiking & Camping 4
IntrepidXJ Grand Mesa Fall Colors Everything Else 3
Nick Album Fall Colors 2014 Photography 141
Krissi Cook What are the fall colors in southern Utah like right now? General Discussion 33
IntrepidXJ Fall Colors on Owl Creek Pass Hiking & Camping 6
IntrepidXJ Red Mountain Fall Colors Hiking & Camping 6
HomerJ Album Fall Colors 2013 Photography 47
MtnMatt Willow Lake Fall Colors in Big Cottonwood Canyon Hiking & Camping 2
IntrepidXJ Rock Art & Fall Colors Hiking & Camping 6
IntrepidXJ Fall Colors in the Elk Mountains Off Road 4
pixie1339 Fall colors in Capitol Reef Trip Planning 41
IntrepidXJ Chasing Fall Colors Off Road 7
IntrepidXJ Album Fall Colors Photography 75
balzaccom Yosemite in the Fall Hiking & Camping 0
X Poison Spring Canyon / Black Jump Fall 2021 Trip Planning 2
M Bob Marshall Fall 2021 Trip Planning 0
zionsky Hiker Dies from Fall at Angels Landing General Discussion 1
kwc Fall hiking in the southern Adirondacks Hiking & Camping 4
kwc Biking on a warm fall day Everything Else 1
norwegianxplorer Norway Backpacking in the fall, Western Norway Backpacking 5
piper01 fall foliage in Colorado late September Trip Planning 6
Jackson A Fall Foray into the Teton Wilderness Backpacking 13
Ugly Sandstone Romping for Fall Break Backpacking 19
Titans Pharaoh Lake Wilderness - Brilliant Fall Foliage, Pond and Lake Reflections- Adirondacks, North Eastern US Hiking & Camping 20
b.stark Crack In Rock - Fall 2016 Backpacking 6
fossana Pine Creek/Granite Park fall excursion (High Sierra) Hiking & Camping 14
kwc one more Adirondack Canoe Day trip - Fall Lake Stream On The Water 2
kwc Adirondack Day Hike Fall 2014 Hiking & Camping 12
Laura Fall in Aravaipa Canyon Backpacking 11
Skiwi An overnight at Lake Blanche in fall Backpacking 2
Tim Valentine Patagonia in Fall Everything Else 12
Cool Danish Arizona Strip - Fall 2014 Hiking & Camping 8
WasatchWill Fall Break in Escalante Hiking & Camping 8
Udink San Rafael Fall 2015 Hiking & Camping 4
Vegan.Hiker A Farewell to Fall along the Shawangunk Ridge Hiking & Camping 6
Ugly Lone Peak Fall Overnighter Backpacking 6
WasatchWill Seeking a little help for Fall Break with family in GSENM Trip Planning 4
BJett Early Fall in the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness Area Backpacking 8
uintahiker Deseret Peak: Fall of 2011 Hiking & Camping 3
Nik Utah Colorado Fall 2014 Everything Else 8
12trysomething Ultralight Backpacking / Hammock Style - Fall in the Adirondacks Backpacking 6

Similar threads

Don't like ads? Become a BCP Supporting Member and kiss them all goodbye. Click here for more info.

Top