Thursday, September 23, 2021

T-Dub'ing to find Fall Colors on the road to Marshall Pass

Wednesday, September 22

Now boondocking at my favorite site in the BLM area just southwest of Poncha Pass, Colorado.

Though camping at just over 9200 foot, there was no evidence of Fall Colors anywhere in the area.  I'd been hoping to catch Fall Colors by now but none were to be found near camp.

Thursday, September 23

Today I rode Yagi, my Yamaha TW200 to Marshall Pass, still seeking Fall Colors.  As you will see, it's only beginning to show such colors overall; but I was able to find several spots where Fall Colors were in full bloom so to speak!

Stand by for imagery overload:

Found a public use cabin along FR 200C, apparently one can use it free of charge.  Three cots and a couple of chairs and table within make for rustic accommodations but hey, it's free.

Then, Yagi and I rode slowly back down from the pass summit and stopped where appropriate for pictures of her.

Due to the "scarcity" of Fall Colors throughout (give it another week or so and it will be in full peak I think), I would also wander on foot into the Aspen copses, trying for more pics:

Last show is of O'Haver Lake, a campground run by the US Forest Service I believe.  It didn't look full.

I drove to the junction of US50 and US285 to get gas for Yagi and some groceries for myself.  I then slowly ascended the 7 miles to the summit of Poncha Pass and thence to my campsite.

Spent the rest of the afternoon, over which the clouds had formed almost a solid overcast, expecting rain but not seeing it yet as evening arrived.

I think I'll take Scarlett exploring tomorrow.  I hope you liked the Fall Colors I did manage to find.


RichardM said...

Nice Fall colors. Colorado (and Alaska) need more reds.

redlegsrides said...

Thanks RichardM, Yes, some more reds would be delightful.