Icy Autumn

Is this a winter scene or one of autumn? I love the colors of fall. The only thing better is when winter comes abruptly and paints a colorful autumn scene with tinges of white. These icy autumn seasons are the best of both seasons and make for some pretty incredible photos. I took this photo…

Anthracite Creek

This is a beautiful photo of Anthracite Creek in Somerset, Colorado from the Erickson Springs Campground. It really is a rare sight to see fall colors and snowy mountains at the same time, yet this has happened two years in a row now for 2016 and 2017. Stop by the campground for a quick photo, a…

Yellow Snow – Fall Colors in Crested Butte

A different kind of yellow snow… This is a photo of two seasons colliding. Last year, Jake and I took an unbelievable trip to see the fall colors in Crested Butte and surrounding area. We camped right next to Lost Lake Slough near Crested Butte and bundled up (literally with everything we brought) to sleep the night…

Colorado’s Largest Aspen Forest

We are getting closer to that time when the Aspens become the stars in Colorado. Their white trunks stand out beautifully against a canopy full of yellow leaves. This photo comes from Colorado’s largest aspen forest along CO Rd 12 near Crested Butte, Colorado. Can you see the forest for the trees? Cliché… I had…

Lake Aviemore

New Zealand is full of beautiful lakes and Lake Aviemore on the South Island is no exception. Many of the South Island lakes are better known because of their blue glacial silt water and location in the Southern Alps, but I found Aviemore to be just as stunning. We drove through this area on our…

Above the Aspens

The 11,348′ Marcellina Mountain rises abruptly out of the sea of quaking Aspen trees in Colorado’s Elk Mountain Range. Marcellina is one of many mountains that rise above the Aspens in Colorado’s largest Aspen forest. You can find Marcellina along CO 12, a dirt road that runs through the heart of the Aspen forest west…

Colorado’s Best Autumn Road Trip

Summer is drawing to a close and my favorite time of year is almost upon us. As the New Englanders say, “It is time for some leaf peeping.” Below you will see the route for Colorado’s best autumn road trip. On this trip you will pass through the largest Aspen forest in Colorado and by…

Fall Road

Have I mentioned that autumn is my favorite time of year?!?! Well, it is and there’s no better place on the planet to see the colors change than amongst Colorado’s Quaking Aspen trees. This image is from a few years back along a no name road near Buena Vista, Colorado. There are few things as tranquil…

Aspens in October

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables I can’t describe my love for Colorado’s colorful Octobers any better than author L.M. Montgomery. This particular image of the beautiful Aspen trees was taken near Aspen, CO. The Aspen colony is considered to be the largest living organism on the…