Enchanted Circle Fall Foliage — Part 2


Stunning yellows and oranges amidst the greens

Stunning yellows and oranges amidst the greens

One day I’ll get to New England for their fall foliage.  In the meantime, I’m not disappointed with what’s readily available to Ursula and me within easy road trip distances of El Paso.  Red River is only 430 miles/690 kilometers from home here in El Paso.  Splitting the trip by first stopping at our Trinity Site tour (link to first of that series of articles) reduced the drive for that one day to less than 270 miles/435 kilometers.

Lone aspen

Lone aspen

Most of the photos shown today were taken in the Carson National Forest on the morning we left Red River.

Enchanted Circle Fall Foliage

Enchanted Circle Fall Foliage

The most vibrant colors came from the aspen trees.

Aspen leaves changing

Aspen leaves changing

And it was rather striking how the aspen displayed splashes of color in between the perpetually green fir trees.

Aspens amongst the pines and firs

Aspens amongst the pines and firs

The spectrum of fall foliage colors in this area run toward yellows and golds to pale greens rather than the bright reds and oranges of the Northeastern U.S.

Spectrum — from green to orange

Spectrum — from green to orange

But every now and then you’ll find some orange hues as well.

Aspen rainbow

Aspen rainbow

A study in tints for green

A study in tints for green

Aspens in the distance

Aspens in the distance

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