Fall Colors 2021


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Apr 20, 2013
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.


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.)
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.

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"

"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.
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.
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.
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

looks like hey are going to be putting some new telephone poles in the canyon
Wearing my fall colors too. Chilly enough here on Wednesday afternoon to need to wear long sleeves.
Ran into this little guy crossing the road on our way down.
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.
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