How's Your Aspen?
Last weekend I went for a run on Switzerland Trail, north of Gold Hill (about 13 miles west of Boulder, at about 8500-9000 feet of elevation). Knowing it was the peak aspen viewing weekend, I brought my camera, and took the pictures you see here.
This picture shows a spot where the trail goes through the middle of an aspen grove.
The same grove from up close.
A panoramic view of a larger grove. The truck in the foreground gives a sense of scale.
The view from inside.
Sometimes it seems like a giant paintbrush was used on the side of the mountain. I think if you saw this from a plane you would be able to decipher the writing.
If you follow this trail far enough, do you get to the top of that mountain?
Looks like this grove thought I was coming up last weekend.
I'll be back next year!