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Aspens in Neon ....

Saint Vrain Mountain Trail - Allenspark Colorado

After I posted the image Allenspark Autumn a number of critiques wondered what was around the bend .. so I thought I would take away the mystery .. the road twists and turns and ends up at the Saint Vrain Mountain trail head .. this image is from the trail head parking area ..

.. which is as far as I got up the trail this day .. I had planned to come here .. behind me up the trail are thick stands of giant aspens not more than a quarter mile .. but Andrew would have none of it .. for some reason he threw a big fit about getting out of the car here .. I don't know if he remembered that this trail was relatively steep or it was that we just had not been here for a long while .. and I was really depressed as I got back in my car and drove down the mountain ..

but I tried again down the mountain a bit at the Wild Basin trail head .. and we had a great time (Andrew was happy now for some reason) .. I got this image of Copeland Falls .. which made my day .. and we got stuck in some thick nasty snow on our walk back to the car .. which would have been much thicker and nastier if we would have been way up here .. so what do I know? ..

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