Autumn 2012 in Summit County, Colorado

It has been a drop-dead gorgeous, bee-yoo-ti-ful, autumn this year. Summit County includes the towns or resorts of Silverthorne, Dillon, Keystone, Frisco, Breckenridge, and Copper Mountain. There’s a lot of hiking, biking, boating, et al in the summer. Winter there is skiing at Breck, Keystone, Copper, A-Basin, Loveland to the east, and Vail/Beaver Creek to the west.

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Westie and Eagle

My faithful Westie by Lake Dillon, 10 Sep. 2012.

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I’ve been taking a SLEWWW of pictures since the colors on the aspens started turning in early September.  We have a short autumn in Colorado and as I write on 29 September the leaves are starting to fade and blow away as light snow appears above the treelines on the surrounding mountains.

I will try to put as many photos as I can on here, in gallery mode.  CLICK TO ENLARGE the photos that may intrigue you, scroll through for awhile using your left or right arrow cursor keys, then use your ESC key or click the X in the upper left corner to return to this page.

You will note that half way through the batch of pictures I discovered VIVID COLOR mode on my camera (Canon Elph 100HS).  I think you’ll be able to tell which photos have enhanced colors and which do not.

Jumping to 17 September, a few evening shots.

18 September, biking up Eagle’s Nest/Three Peaks in Silverthorne:

19 September.  Finally made it up the Mt. Royal Trail.  As I’ve noted it ascends from about 9100′ to 10,400′.  The trail is about 1.25 miles long according to my GPS and not nearly enough switchbacks!

20-21 September.  Dawn at the condo. Every morning I wakeup to this view of Buffalo and Red Mountain.  I never get tired of it.  “I can see my bicycle from my living room!”  (I can see Russia from my house.  Nevermind.)

25-30 September. Next are a zillion or so pictures, many of which I discovered VIVID COLOR mode on my camera. Highly unnatural, just like many photos I see at crafts fairs, but they’re fun. (Reminder: CLICK TO ENLARGE the photos that may intrigue you, scroll through for awhile using your left or right arrow cursor keys, then use your ESC key or click the X in the upper left corner to return to this page.)

Had enough?  I have.  What happens when the leaves blow off the aspens?  Christmas trees in the forest:

Thank you for viewing.

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About JohnRH

Retired, avid winter skier, avid reader, traveler (avidly). :)
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6 Responses to Autumn 2012 in Summit County, Colorado

  1. Wonderful gallery – thanks for sharing the journey through these days!

  2. Georgine Patay says:

    Many thanks for the great pictures, the colors, especially on some of the sunsets are very beautiful. I Love and miss Colorado any times – especially from Fall through Springtime.

  3. Kathy Sund Prescher says:

    Enjoy your posts. I especially enjoyed seeing a pic of your Westy. I have 3 of them. Colorado is so beautiful this time of the year. Kathy from Kansas

    Sent from my iPad

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