What started out as a drizzly, gray, overcast day yesterday quickly developed into a stunningly clear, not-a-cloud-in-the-sky day – a PERFECT day for a color tour. The aspens at Kenosha Pass are at their peak and were absolutely AMAZING. When you come around the corner on the approach to the pass, there’s a big hill to the east that is solid aspen-gold and it’s take-your-breath-away gorgous. Photographs can’t possibly do it justice.
The stretch of the Colorado Trail on the east side of Kenosha Pass is one of my favorite hikes in any season (although I haven’t tried it in the winter yet. I’ll put that on my snowshoeing agenda for this coming winter). The occasional views out toward South Park are expansive and the old, old aspen forest is positively primeval.
P.S. If you live in Colorado and want to see the aspen colors, go NOW!