Entry - ActiveRain Photo Contest - Real Life: Travel/Places - Dick Greenberg
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Arizona Aspens Changing Color
The area that these pictures were taken is the road that leads to the Snowbowl lifts. The Snowbowl parking lot is about 9000 feet. Most of the pictures you will see were taken between 8000 and 9000 feet during the first week of October. There were Aspens in different stages of color change all up and down the road. If there was a severe cold snap, most of the trees might be in the same stage of color. This is not the case this season. So depending on the actual temperature change which could vary in each area, trees are green, bright yellow, and orange. Some of the tips of the trees are more of a reddish orange. The weather was bright and sunny with temps around 58º to 60º. Please enjoy the pictures!
My Personal Opinion & Preference
This is the time of year I like to visit Snowbowl. Why? Because of the various stages of color. In some areas, you can see all the stages. If you wait and go a little later in the season, you may only see yellow leaves and bare trees.
It is about an hour and 25 minutes from Sedona. From Phoenix at the I-17 and Loop 101 it takes about two hours and 15 minutes. Add additional time to get there from your location. Also - This does not factor in for traffic. Personally, I do not go on the weekend!
Notice the Lichen on the rocks... It can take decades to build up on these rocks...
Aspen Groves - Enjoy a hike on the Nature Loop -
Remember - You are at 9000 feet - take it slow!!
Snowbowl Ski Lifts
Looking toward Humphreys Peak - Highest in AZ - Elevation 12,637 feel - 11 miles north of Flagstaff - Pic taken from 9000 feet.
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