I just returned from my first ever two-week fall trip. I’ve been wanting to do something a bit different the last two or three years, but the Colorado forests have such a pull on me this time of year. But I finally did it, and I was in search of reds this time around in the form of maples. Upon returning from my Canadian Rockies trip in 2005, as I traveled along Pallisades Reservoir in Idaho at the Wyoming border, I was struck by the amazing scarlet reds. I was determined to make it back this year and planned for it early on, but I would only spend the first 2.5 days in Idaho before spending the majority of the rest of my time in Utah’s Wasatch Range, which has much more of a selection. The following are a very small sampling from my 3,400-mile trip. Unfortunately, you have to go through two clicks to get the full-size picture. I’ll work on the rest in the coming weeks.
(edit: all fall pictures are online in my recent gallery)