After exploring NW of Kendrick Peak all day and avoiding all the nearby control burns with burning debris everywhere I caught a glimpse of Autumns very own flame during my drive.
I’ve always wanted to photograph red aspens in Arizona so I was on a mission when my target was acquired.
Nice steep little climb to a treasure grove for photos with a quiet sunset followed by seeing a young spike bull and cow elk in the dark at the end of the little hike.
Autumn Foliage ObservationSubstantial Still a bit early but some serious color show going on throughout these baby aspen.
This was a nice hike shrouded in pines, but very little exposed spots to see the fall scenery. There were a lot of hikers and hunters about as I did this hike. There was no real view of the surrounding area from the top. A little to the northeast of the summit is an opening where you can get a good look out of the trees. Otherwise it's all fairly dense pines. I saw elk, deer, ravens and quite a lot of sign that a bear likes this area too.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.