(Last Updated On: September 29, 2015)
It’s hard not to love almost every single month of the year here in Crested Butte. But, fall – the real fall when the leaves are changing and the weather is Indian Summer EVERY DAY – that’s one that’s hard to top…. even for skiers like us. We simply love this three week time-span that creeps upon us every year. Although short-lived, fall remains in our memories throughout the year. And while we can get powder face-shots for a solid 6 to 7 months of the year, we can only get golden aspen leaf face-shots for 3 weeks. So, that makes NOW extra special.
We’ve put together a collection of photos that show the transition of pre-fall into true fall that we’ve taken throughout the month of September, capturing the sheer beauty of fall colors in Crested Butte!
Early September the raspberries were so ripe, they were falling off the vine when I picked them!
Monsoons still clung in the air in early September, cutting a few of my rides a bit short.
And then it turned Indian Summer.
It was still awhile before the leaves began to change. But by mid-month we had this.
Long Lake is always a fall beauty, although it wasn’t quite at its peak.
Okay, so maybe we had another day or two that weren’t quite Indian Summer.
Just a few days later, the ski area was at its peak. I love riding through golden trees.
Looking down toward the East River and Mount Gothic.
A picture of Whetstone.
And then 3 days later it looked like this. The changes happen so fast!
Fall is just so…. colorful 😉
On to Brush Creek….