Timing of the elements is key to seeing aspens in the peak of their glory. For the best look, you need to get to the high country 7-10 days after the first freeze of the season...and that is IF there is no storm in between to knock the leaves away.
Flagstaff's Snowbowl (www.arizonasnowbowl.com) keeps its ski lift open all year, so visitors can enjoy the views.
The Snowbowl got its first freeze and snow about a week ago, so timing was "almost" right.
The aspens in the pines peeked out with blue skies and bright new snow in the background.
|....Enjoying a "cold" cocktail....|
These aspens are just turning. In a few days, the leaves will burst like pots of gold, blanketing the mountains with color!
Heading back toward the Valley, we stop at Slide Rock Park.
~~The world traveling Tater~~