After Work Adventures | Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Hard to believe, but I recently realized that it’s been five years since I last headed up onto the Grand Mesa to check out the Fall Colors, which was something I used to do almost every year at the end of September. With that in mind, even though I knew the autumn colors seemed to be running a bit behind this year, I decided to head up onto the Grand Mesa after work today for a short evening visit since it would be my only opportunity this week. Unfortunately, there was also a prescribed burn happening on the Uncompahgre Plateau near Gateway today, so there was a lot of smoke in the air and conditions weren’t ideal for photography, but here are a few of the photos I took this evening.
Welcome to the Grand Mesa National Forest
The colors seemed to be the best between Mesa Lakes and Skyway Point, but I am guessing they will be even better over this upcoming weekend.
Out for a scenic autumn drive.
Colors & Cliffs
The light was a little weird shortly before sunset with all the smoke in the air. I think I actually prefer the colors of this scene taken earlier in the evening. What do you think?
Green & Gold
Smoky Sunset at Jumbo Reservoir