We decided to head for the hills today because we wanted to see some fall colors  so we packed the kids and the dogs in ...

Colorado Autumn

Sunday, September 24, 2017 , , ,

Sunday Drive in Autumn


We decided to head for the hills today because we wanted to see some fall colors 

Sunday Drive in Autumn

so we packed the kids and the dogs in the car and drove up 285

Sunday Drive in Autumn

we stopped at the iconic Coney Island for a late lunch

Sunday Drive in Autumn

of cheese fries and hot dogs

Sunday Drive in Autumn

then we drove up 285 some more and stopped here

Sunday Drive in Autumn

where we decided to cross the bridge and take a hike 

Sunday Drive in Autumn

along the river

Sunday Drive in Autumn

to see all the pretty aspens

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we went off the beaten path a bit

Sunday Drive in Autumn

to get close to the river again

Sunday Drive in Autumn
even though the trail up the hill was just as pretty

Sunday Drive in Autumn

and we gained a guy on our hike

Sunday Drive in Autumn

then we piled back into the Volvo and headed up Guanella Pass

Sunday Drive in Autumn

and I spotted this ferruginous hawk along our way
{I have a deep love for birds of prey}

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and as we approached Georgetown via the switchbacks, it got colder and even snowed a bit

Sunday Drive in Autumn

and the foggy low clouds made it look enchanted up there

Sunday Drive in Autumn

and even though most people try to see the 
aspens turning on a beautiful sunny fall day,
I'm really glad that this year we saw 
them with the clouds and fog 

Sunday Drive in Autumn

aren't  you?

Sunday Drive in Autumn


Cheers,
Heather

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