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Sep 25, 2020 // Nikki Davis
Stop To See The Foliage

The sweet season of autumn. Many would agree that fall in the mountains is by far one of Vail’s best kept secrets and despite being the shortest experiential season of the year, it is a time you never want to miss. As summer makes way for yet another epic winter, we catch a glimpse of an extraordinary color show that seems to set our mountains a-glow.

 

Scientifically speaking, do we know why the leaves change colors at all? Well, simply put – the reason aspen leaves change, like the leaves of any deciduous tree, is because of a decrease in photosynthetic activity as the days get shorter in the fall. The gold and yellow colors we see in autumn are always there; in the fall, they are simply revealed when the green hues from chlorophyll production fade. Neat!

 

This weekend we invite you to lace up your favorite boots, grab the camera and bring a friend to enjoy the magnificent colors. See how our brokers and staff are appreciating this season!

 

Aspen trees

Lisa Wilkes | aspen grove

 

Gore Range

George Lamb | Gore Range

 

EagleVail

Crissy Rumford | EagleVail

 

Vail Village

Natalie Landin | Vail Village

 

Beaver Creek

Mika Poulos | Village to Village Trail, Beaver Creek

 

Beaver Creek

Mika Poulos | Village to Village Trail, Beaver Creek

 

Creekside

Lacey Hearn | creek side

 

Gilman

Lacey Hearn | Abandoned town of Gilman, CO

 

Moose

Jamie Salyer | moose sighting

 

Georgetown

Jamie Salyer | Georgetown

 

Allies Way

Tina Vardaman | Allie’s Way Trail, Beaver Creek

 

Allie's Way fox

Tina Vardaman | Allie’s Way Trail, Beaver Creek

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