"Autumn is a second spring, when every changing leaf is a flower"
--- Albert Camus
After a long week of watching kids, I needed an escape to refill my energy tank. So I packed up Pine-Elope the adventure camper, chased the setting sun into the Rockies and landed south west of Denver at Kenosha pass. It was mid October, PRIME TIME for the leaves to be changing so I expected a ton of people. However, luck was on my side and we were able to find a beautiful spot tucked far back in the aspens away from the rest of the world. It was the perfect place for a weekend of camping, camp fire chili (recipe here) and hiking. There wasn't a moment all weekend I didn't feel like the luckiest mermaid in the mountains.
FUN FACT ---- The aspen tree is the largest living organism in the world! How so? Aspen trees are connected by an underground root system. One tree can sprout out of the ground in multiple areas, making an aspen grove! You can tell which trees are connected to each other when the leaves begin to change. Each tree will change together, Some take a few weeks while others change in hours!
If you've never experienced aspen tress, you are missing out. The way every individual leaf waves in the wind... you just can't help but wave back! To witness the aspens changing colors, well thats just breath taking!
So! Today I give to you my first experience of the aspens changing colors.
Trust me when I tell you the pictures do no justice!
If you want to witness this beautiful production brought to you by Mother Nature, you'll have to plan your trip just perfectly, it happens fast and if you blink, you just might miss out!
Pine-Elope and I are always taking reservations,
all you need to bring is your sense of adventure and the desire to get lost!