I had the absolute pleasure of spending this year’s peak Autumn colors in Telluride, CO.
It’s rare that I stray to far from my usual Wyoming stomping grounds for the Fall, but 2015 was a little different. Thanks to some amazing friends, we had a golden opportunity. And though I missed ol’ Wyom, the southern San Juans put on a great show for us. I have to admit, it was the best display of Autumn I’ve ever seen.
Wilson Mesa put on a show and lit up several mornings, evenings, and even once by starlight for us.
It would prove to be one of our more fruitful locations.
Alta Lakes had shifts in hues I’d never seen up there…
Several of us photographers went up to Gold King to shoot trail running, and the light danced for us. With bouts of clouds and snow, of course.
With each new solitary morning I spent hunting for photos, the aspens grew bolder.
We marveled at the beauty.
Even Hunter Trek felt compelled to try to take it all in with us at Cornet Creek Falls.
On my last morning drive, the high country got the dusting I had been waiting to see. The chill in the air noticeably bit harder.
That rare mix of golden light and winter clouds appeared… it’s truly the most dynamic time of year. My favorite time of year.
Fog rose from the warm valley floor into the sharp, cold. Golden warm hues mingled with blue, cool tones.
Alta got colder, bluer, and snowier each day.
It had arrived. That very short time between Autumn’s farewell and Winter’s settling in.
There’s not enough money in this world to equal the richness of that feeling. To witness the fullness of Autumn. Especially in a magical place like Telluride.
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