Fall aspens from Colorado

I recently went through my "out west" images from last year, taken during a September/October trip through Colorado and a piece of Utah.  These images were taken along the long dirt road between route 133 and the old mining/ski town of Crested Butte (Colorado Route 12).

It is thought that along this route is the largest grove of aspens in the world.  I recall hearing something like 30 miles in diameter. As I understand it aspens are all interconnected underground. 

Here are three images of aspens, taken between 2:30 and 3:30 pm on September 29, 2009.  The one with the single fur tree growing within the aspen grove has a different color cast in it due to the fact that we were under the canope of the dense foliage.

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