Crisp days and cool nights are replacing summer temperatures. Splashes of warm color are beginning to sweep the hillsides, connecting small pieces of a golden yellow puzzle to create one glowing masterpiece. The skies are a clear, deep blue as afternoon thunderstorms go into hibernation. Fall is knocking at our door; feel free to let it in.
The slower pace of fall in the Valley offers ample time to get out and recreate in properties conserved through the work of the Crested Butte Land Trust. Stroll down Slate River Road and you may spot a herd of elk grazing on the Confluence Parcel. Take a ride on the Lupine Trail and weave in and out of yellow speckled leaves. Run by Peanut Lake and catch ducks and geese dipping in and out of the water for a quick bite before flying south. Hike the Woods Walk during a lunch break and enjoy mid-day weather that doesn’t require abundant layers just quite yet.
While you’re out, snap a photo and share it with us on Facebook! We’d love to see your fall adventures as our landscape shifts seasons and things settle down in our neck of the woods.
Photo by J.C. Leacock