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Autumn colors are coming!

On Friday I went riding in Frisco with my good friend, Lew. It was a good opportunity to talk business and enjoy the foliage up in Summit County. We rode up Vail Pass and back, and then up and over Swan Mountain, around the Dillon reservoir, and back to Frisco. It was about a 40-mile loop through golden Aspens, and it was a beautiful glimpse of the coming autumn. For those who are interested, here is the link to the ride data. http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/118298968

On Sunday Megan and I took the girls back to Summit County for a first-hand view of the foliage and to enjoy the cool of one of our favorite towns, Breckenridge. We took the direct route up I-70 through the tunnels, and headed straight through Frisco and Breckenridge up to the top of Hoosier Pass. The foliage at the pass was disappointing because there were very few Aspens and a whole bunch of beetle-killed pines. We did take an opportunity to follow some off-road trails up above the pass and took a few photos up there.

Road over Hoosier Pass

We headed back into Breckenridge for a quick snack of dessert crepes and then started the drive back home.

Downtown Breck

The crepe line

Rather than head back down 70 we took the scenic route up highway 6 up and over Loveland Pass, and it proved to be a great decision. It was beautiful! We stopped at the summit (11,990′ – which I have ridden a few times on a bike) and got out. Ashten and I hiked another half mile or so to the summit and were rewarded with some of the most amazing views.

Dad and Ashten over Loveland Pass

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  1. Alvin O. Turner
    October 2, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Enjoyed your recent foliage tour. Such wonderful photographs

  2. Mom
    October 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Looks lots bleaker than I remember Colorado autumn. Darned beetles! But then the faces were beautiful! Those are three of the best looking girls in the world … and the wooly ol’ boy isn’t bad either. I love you all!
    Mom

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