Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Aspen groves are turning...

Two knitting buddies joined me on a half-day trek to Union Pass to see check out the fall colors...and to have lunch in Dubois. 

Driving up to the top of Union Pass turned out to be interesting...but not necessarily vibrant with color.  In fact, we only saw one hillside that was photo worthy.  Much of the road is lined with pine trees.  Unfortunately, we commented several times about how sad it is to see so much beetle-killed pine in this area, and it's only a matter of time before a lightening strike starts Mother Nature's natural clean-up process.  Even with the moisture we've received lately, it looks very dry.

Here are some photos of the aspen on a hillside not far from the Line Shack. 


  1. Aspen-glow is beautiful.

    It was an enjoyable day, thanks for asking me to go with you.

  2. Wow you are way ahead of us in color (Chicago) Lovely images. THANKS

  3. Our trees have not turned color yet, soon.

    The shots you show remind me of traveling on the Coquahalla Hwy...


  4. This was always my favorite time of year when I lived in Colorado!

  5. Aspens really know how to put on a show!