This week has been one of the most stressful since I’ve lived in Colorado, and I’ve been on the fortunate side of everything. Towns along the Front Range of Colorado such as Boulder, Lyons, and my hometown of Longmont have received an intense amount of rain unlike anything in recorded history, resulting in massive flooding. I live on the third floor of an apartment building in Longmont, surrounded by neighborhoods that were evacuated and streets that were closed. On Friday, I managed to find my way out of the Front Range during a break in the weather and headed to central Colorado, far from the craziness and continued deluge of rain near home.

The colors are changing in the high country, but they aren’t anywhere near peak yet. This spot along Independence Pass is one of my favorite locations in the state to photograph aspen trees, and the colors are right on schedule with previous years.

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