Saturday, I went to the High Country with two friends to see the Aspens' color, and we were almost too late. Many of the trees had already shown color, and their leaves were scattered on the forest floor. As we drove higher and higher, we were rewarded with pockets of gold.
At the end of the road we walked to the shallow but swift waters of Horse Creek. The day was warm (in the high 70s and not a cloud in the sky). It was the perfect day to get into the High Country.
On the return trip, the trees were back-lit and shimmered in the sun, making them even more gorgeous than the first time we saw them.
While the road was good, albeit rough and steep in many areas, the trip could have been made in a car, but we took a pickup.