Escape to Maroon Bells: fall color in full show

In the South, October and November are our reward for surviving July and August. Even so, with temps in the 70s and 80s and pleasant, drier air, no one drives to the South to see the fall color unless by fall color you mean UT orange or the Crimson Tide.  With the coming of the high holy season (SEC football), we try to ditch town to avoid the bubbas with their trucks emblazoned with the Auburn Tiger and proudly sporting the flags of universities they never went to. (Note: I went to Vanderbilt where the school fight song was ‘That’s alright, that’s OK, you’ll all work for us someday’).  No snarky comments today, kids, just some fall pretty to make you think of apple cider and pumpkin carving. Enjoy.

Aspen in full show

Maroon Bells near Aspen, Colorado: where people with a lot more money than I have live:

Probably the two most-photographed mountains in Colorado - Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak.

The valley and the lake here are outstanding:

Maroon Lake with aspen turning gold

Aspen in the valley

* Troy is responsible for these photos.