Photographer's Note

Autumn Road.
Road to the Fern Lake Trailhead - Rocky Mountain National Park.

This road is one of my favorite places to be the first weekend of October every year ... from this scene it winds .7 of a mile through a thick grove of aspens to the Fern Lake Trailhead ... The area is teeming with the resident herd of elk .. it is not uncommon to walk amongst them down this road.

By first snowfall the road closes and you must walk down it to get to the Fern Lake trail .. the one downer this time of year is motorists .. who either think they will be lucky enough to get one of the dozen spots down at the trail (so they don't have to come back to the bigger lot at the head of the road) .. or people photo-motoring down the road .. I don't know why they would rather drive it than walk it .. no matter what time of year it is one of my favorite walks .. but a special place in autumn.

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Additional Photos by John McLaird (jmcl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 131 N: 4070] (14535)
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