Early leaf peeping – Kebler Pass, CO

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We’d been hanging out in southwestern Colorado for several weeks, just so I could be awed by Colorado’s gold – the golden Aspen trees, that is.  This was Steve’s promise to me since I had missed this portion of our travels in 2015 due to a family emergency.  And I was excited that my first leaf peeping would be at Kebler Pass, a high mountain pass near Crested Butte at an elevation of about 10,000′.  It’s a seasonal mountain highway that connects Crested Butte with Paonia, and since I had heard good things about Crested Butte it only added to my anticipation. Continue reading