Before my wife and I had children, we loved taking trips to Colorado in September to see the aspens.
Now that I have three kids in school in September, I have to live vicariously through others who are fortunate enough to enjoy the changing of the colors in the Rocky Mountain state. I haven’t been to Colorado in September in 20 years.
Donny Carter of Stratford reminded me of what I was missing. Donny, who is usually sending me photos from his trout fishing trips to the Lower Mountain Fork River in southeastern Oklahoma, shared some photos from his recent trip to Colorado including the attached photos.
“The colors were just unbelievable,” Donny said. “Words cannot describe their beauty. The scenery was so fantastic that I didn’t fish near of what I usually do.
“You could easily watch the colors on the mountains sides change a little more each day. We stayed in a campground near South Fork but drove to surrounding areas everyday. The Creede-Lake City area had the brightest colors.
“When I did fish, it was good. Caught many browns but nothing large. We also caught some brightly colored cutthroats and brookies in the higer elevation. I only used dry flies, not because it catches more or larger fish, it’s just more fun to me.”