September 26, 2008 - Colorado is at the peak of its autumn foliage viewing
season. Today my friend Kelley and I drove on Highway 82 from Twin Lakes to
Independence Pass. The beauty in the photos speak for themselves!
Adjacent are four photos of the autumn colors at the Mount Elbert Lodge.
This particular spot had an unusual amount of orange and even red leaves among the foliage.
Bicyclists ride on the highway among shimmering fall colors. (top photo)
Down the road a few miles (bottom photo), I posed among similar trees.
We parked at the La Plata Peak Trailhead (approximately halfway between Twin Lakes and Independence Pass).
It is just a beautiful mountain wonderland out there, and the two photos above show the mountain teeming with yellow aspens.
Special thanks to Kelley for standing in the right photo to help with perspective.
Farther up the road, La Plata Peak's summit stands tall and proud from the highway. You are
welcome to view my photos from my hike of this mountain early in the summer here:
La Plata Peak Hike.