Clearing Storm over the Maroon Bells

Clearing Storm over the Maroon Bells, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado

Clearing Storm over the Maroon Bells, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado

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After Colorado suffered through the driest summer in over 100 years, I had low expectations for the fall color season. I wondered if the leaves would simply shrivel up, turn brown and fall off without undergoing their usual spectacular color change. And I certainly expected that the peaks would be drab and free of snow.