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Old 08-20-2018, 12:49 PM
 
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On Twitter, people are posting photos of changing aspens at kenosha pass. crazy how early it is and almost def because of the drought. Planning a week vacation to Telluride and the San Juans. Think Sept. 8-14th is good?
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:59 PM
 
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Not a single drop. We could see lightning/thunderstorms all around us on Saturday night but nothing here.

Regarding the fall foliage, this was on channel 4 the other night https://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/08/...s-in-colorado/
WOW! I guess we will take our annual Kenosha Pass "fall" picnic and hike early this year.

We do that every year in mid-September, and usually it is nice, sometimes it is rainy, and one time there was significant snow -- but if the foliage continues to change, I suspect that the aspen trees there will have almost NO leaves in only one month's time!
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:28 AM
 
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I've always thought that while Pennsylvania didn't have the flashy brilliant reds of New England, we did have the yellows, golds and russets which are warm and earthy. Poplars and oaks change late and when New Englands colors are pretty much finished, we still have color to spare. And if you want to see reds, people do plant maples. And there's always sumac.....
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:32 AM
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Hooligans are out there with spray paint, coloring the leaves and tricking people
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:34 AM
 
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Hooligans are out there with spray paint, coloring the leaves and tricking people
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Old 08-23-2018, 12:47 PM
 
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https://gazette.com/news/aspens-chan...cb916a287.html
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Old 08-24-2018, 09:57 PM
 
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I've been watching for the fall changes, as I do every year. Cottonwoods always change first, beginning with bright yellow patches. Unfortunately, I notice the leafs that are changing are dried and withered, so that may not bode well for a pretty fall.

On the news the other night, the weatherman mentioned the aspens are changing 3 weeks early due to drought. He specifically mentioned Kenosha Pass.
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Old 08-25-2018, 02:59 PM
 
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Went hiking today and at least in El Paso County/Teller County the Aspen are barely showing any signs if at all of turning. We appear to be only slightly ahead of schedule - maybe one week early.
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Old 08-26-2018, 12:12 PM
 
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I was in Holy Cross Wilderness yesterday--the aspens there are not showing any signs of changing yet
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Old 08-26-2018, 12:59 PM
 
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ust got back from Kenosha Pass. Almost no color change going up to the Pass from Denver, but Kenosha itself is an average of about 20% changed (ranging from about 10% to 40% depending on where you are on the Colorado Trail). I would say that just for the pass itself, peak color change will be just about Labor Day.

Also, be advised that the pit "restrooms" at Kenosha are closed. The sign said something like, "Due to increased costs of cleaning because of trash being thrown in the pits, the bathrooms are closed." So once again, some inconsiderate jerks who think the rules don't apply to them (and/or people who can't read English) have made things worse for the rest of us.

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