More fall photos - part 1 of 3

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Some more photos of the spectacular color this fall highlighting the changes in color and coverage that occured in only a few days time.

Twilight 18 Sep 2014Twilight 25 Sep 2014
The photos above were taken from Duster looking up into Twilight on 18 Sep 2014 and 25 Sept 2014. Notice the nice red color of the changing aspen.

Duster with deer 20 Sep 2014Duster 25 Sep 2014
The photos above were taken on Duster from Rainbow saddle on 20 Sep 2014 and 25 Sep 2014. Notice the deer standing in the middle of the trail on the first photo!

Tenderfoot 29 Sep 2014Tenderfoot 5 Oct 2014Tenderfoot 11 Oct 2014

The photos above were taken on Tenderfoot on 29 Sept 2014, 5 Oct 2014 and 11 Oct 2014 as the remaining leaves fell from the aspen.

Storm Peak with deer 8 Oct 2014Storm Peak Lift 14 Oct 2014

The photos above were taken near the base of the Pony Express lift looking up at the Storm Peak lift on 8 Oct 2014 and then 14 Oct 2014 after our first substantial upper mountain snow. Another deer managed to pose for the first photo!

Some more fall pictures from the last week

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I’ve fallen a little behind in posting some of the pictures I’ve taken in the last few weeks, and following are some of them taken in the last week.

riding up zigzag on 26 sep 2014

Here’s one heading up ZigZag last weekend just before the Creekside trail.

sun-splashed aspen from pony on 26 sep 2014

The aspen grove just uphill from the base of Pony Express lift.

sun-splashed aspen from pony on 25 sep 2014

Sun-splashed aspen at the base of Pony Express

sunset from 26 sep 2014

Another nice sunset from my deck.

twilight trees from duster near rendezvous saddel 27 sep 2014

Looking towards Twilight trees from Rendezvous saddle with Duster in the foreground.

concentration from base of thunderhead lift on 3 oct 2014

Moonrise over the lower mountain, taken from just above the base of Thunderhead lift.

Steamboat ski area receives first snow

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

First snow of 2014 at Four Points on 30 Sept 2014  taken around 8:15amFirst snowfall for the Steamboat ski area arrived yesterday afternoon as the upper low advertised in last Thursdays forecast moved over our area about 12 hours slower than I thought. This picture was taken around 8:15 am Tuesday morning 30 September 2014  and is from the Four Points Lodge Mountain Cam. Unsettled weather will continue today and tomorrow with the last and coldest part of the storm pushing through tomorrow afternoon, bringing accumulating snow to the mountain tomorrow afternoon and likely snowflakes to the valley floor by Wednesday night.

Spectacular sunset instead of rain

Saturday, September 20, 2014

emerald_sunset_19sept2014emerald_sunset1_19sept2014The first part of the storm forecast for this weekend was weaker and drier than expected, bringing some scattered clouds into our area late in the afternon. Rather than rain, a spectacular sunset graced Steamboat Springs last night.

Both of these were taken looking west towards Emerald Mountain from my deck Friday evening.

I still expect the second part of the storm, which is currently a cutoff low just off the coast of south-central California, to move westward during the day tomorrow, bringing first showers earlier in the day and then moderate to heavy rains by the late afternoon or early evening. Rain and rain showers will continue during the day Monday, until the upper low moves east of our area by early Tuesday, bringing warming and drying to the area.

From Green to Gold in 2 days at the Steamboat Ski Area

Friday, September 19, 2014

After a late start, the fall color show has seemingly appeared overnight! Well, not quite overnight, but literally in several days. Monday afternoon, the Twilight trees in the Priest Creek Area were tinged with light green, by Tuesday they were light yellowish and by Wednesday they were full yellow.

priest_creek_18sept2014I escaped for a mid-afternon ride Thursday afternoon as temperatures touched 80F in the Yampa Valley. I took the this picture looking over Priest Creek from the Elkhead loop, and you can see the Duster road cutting horizontally across the middle of the picture.

twilight_18sept2014I like riding the Sunshine loop in a counter-clockwise direction, so the next picture is taken from the Duster road looking up at the Twilight trees. The underbrush has turned a beautiful red color which contrasts nicely with the aspen.

tomahawk_18sept2014This picture was taken looking down what I believe is Flintlock about a third of the way up the new reroute of the Sunshine Trail

sunshine_18sept2014Finally, I took this picture cruising down the long traverse on Sunshine Trail somewhere in the Shadows area. You can see the town of Steamboat Springs over the ridge in the left hand side of the picture down in the valley floor.

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