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    Fall Aspen Passion

    Never easy to plan Aspen chasing. Rented a house in Flagstaff first week in October hoping to time things right.

    This post is asking help from folks out West to post when Aspens are turning color in their neck of the woods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dstepper View Post
    Never easy to plan Aspen chasing. Rented a house in Flagstaff first week in October hoping to time things right.

    This post is asking help from folks out West to post when Aspens are turning color in their neck of the woods.

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    You already know this, 2nd to 4th week of Sept is when the Aspens go off in Durango. North Rim of the Grand Canyon is about a week to 10 days later, last week to 1st week of October, due to lower elevation. Folks are hinting that due to a mild spring, things might go off for prime color a bit earlier this year.

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    When does Brianhead change?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss rides a lot View Post
    When does Brianhead change?

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    Aspens are going off in the LaSals now. According to a local they are 3 weeks early. They were also turning in Park City last week along with maples, and there is lots of yellow in durango where I am right now.

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    Evan, I do not want to hear 3 weeks early.

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    Aspens are just starting to turn in Flagstaff. We're typically 2 or even 4 weeks behind Colorado.

    Your timing is probably going to be pretty good; perhaps even a bit eary for southfacing slopes on the SF Peaks.

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    Northern Utah in the Wasatch. Great color already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dstepper View Post
    Never easy to plan Aspen chasing. Rented a house in Flagstaff first week in October hoping to time things right.

    This post is asking help from folks out West to post when Aspens are turning color in their neck of the woods.

    Dean
    The aspen were gorgeous yesterday in Colorado (~9000 ft, above the Front Range).

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    south boundary trail

    aspens should be peaking around Oct 1, we were a bit early for full color. But not for the fun!
    From South Boundary Trail 2012

    more via South Boundary Trail

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    Yep, La Sals and Uncompaghre Plateau were starting to pop when we were there on Sep 12-15, around 9-10k feet

    Uncompaghre, Divide Forks Trail, Sept 13



    La Sal's, Burro Pass area, Sept 15








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    With snow already in Colorado and reports Aspens turning early this year it seems like may be a little late. All I can hope for is no cold spells with big winds so the leaves stay on the trees for a few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dstepper View Post
    With snow already in Colorado and reports Aspens turning early this year it seems like may be a little late. All I can hope for is no cold spells with big winds so the leaves stay on the trees for a few weeks.
    Last time I checked the first week of October is next week

    Looks like strong high pressure over the southwest next week with a warm, dry spell. You should be fine for your Flagstaff rental. The south facing trees are just starting to turn. North facing hasn't yet peaked.

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