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On a high mountain pass road through a forest’s near perfect silence, these aspens of fall are singing their song.
Aspen is one of Colorado’s extensive forest types, covering 5 million acres or 21 percent of the state’s forested land. The aspen is Colorado’s only widespread, native, deciduous tree and can be found from 6,900 to 10,500 feet in elevation, particularly on the West Slope. (Source: Colorado State Forest Service at CSU)
Ouray County Road 8 / Forest Service Road 858
Uncompahgre National Forest
Near Owl Creek Pass (elevation 10,114 feet)
San Juan Mountains
The photo was made using a Canon EOS-1V body, an EF 35mm f/1.4L lens, and Fuji Velvia 100 film.