(Red River NM)
Explored Red River Canyon in search of fall colors starting from Questa. Just outside of town was my first glimpse. I stopped for some photos, and waited for the sun to peak through the clouds.
On the way up, I was lucky enough to find a few pull-outs to get photos of the aspens, maples and willows. Most were yellow, but a few were turning orange. The only red was on a bush next to the river.
Stopped in the ski town of Red River for lunch at Shotgun Willies. Had a pretty good brisket bar-b-que and fries. There were supposed to be a few art galleries in town. But, I didn’t see any, so I continued up the canyon.
Discovered a small waterfall on the Red River. Reached Bobcat Pass at 9,820 ft and began seeing peaks with a little snow. Forecast was for more snow and temps in the teens overnight; so, I kept moving.
At the top, the road went through Eagle Nest and Angel Fire, another ski area. Then, I turned south and passed along Coyote Creek. There was nice scenery there too, and it started to rain. I continued on to Storrie Lake State Park to camp for a few days; again my site was free.
Camp: Storrie Lake SP-West Loop
Scene: Fall colors, river, mountains
You sure did take some beautiful pictures. Fall colors are beautiful. I miss the Fall where I grew up in western Pennsylvania.
I love the contrast of colors of the bright leaves and the dark evergreens.
You captured the gorgeous fall colors.
Thank you Gypsy. Wonderful colors up in the mountains during the Fall.
I want to be at the falls at Coyote Creek.
That was a neat place. Unfortunately it began raining and there was very little room on the side of the road for my rig.