The aspen leaves are performing their annual dazzling fall act right now, turning (too quickly) from lime green to a radiant, deep gold.
If you’re planning a trip to the Colorado north-central mountains this weekend, you won’t be disappointed, though the fall color is not yet at its peak. I think we’re still about seven or eight days away from the color peak, barring no more high winds or a snowstorm.
Here’s my fall color report as of today:
Above 8,000 ft.: 70% gold, 30% green
Below 8,000 ft.: 60% gold, 40% green
Last year, the leaves peaked around Sept. 23.
If you need some ideas for great drives to take to see the fall colors, there’s a good fall leaves resource on 9news.com.
If you like this article, you may want to check out some of my posts from fall 2009.
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