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Since many of us Benders don't get to see what fall looks like, here are some aspen trees doing their thing.
Somebody needs to get some good shots of the stand of aspens on Emory.
This is from the Southwest Rim trail
Quote from: "jeffblaylock"Since many of us Benders don't get to see what fall looks like, here are some aspen trees doing their thing.Nice. Somebody needs to get some good shots of the stand of aspens on Emory.
I have just finished the entire 8-part trip report:Prelude - Dashing Through 4 Canadian National ParksThe First Day in GlacierThe Big HikeA "Day Off" Following that Big HikeGrinnell Glacier and the RamOf Icebergs and Cold WaterWhere the Prairie Meets the MountainsEpilogue - Lessons Learned
Aspen? Damn it where are they?
There is a stand of trees in a cleft on the north flank of Pullium Bluff that is easily seen when driving south from the Basin Junction up into the mountains. I was driving up that road last Thanksgiving when they caught my attention because they had turned a flaming red color. I'm not sure of the type, but it almost looked like fire when I caught it out of the corner of my eye.
I know I have a couple of shots of other locations, including Boot Canyon:
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