Fall’s Gold

On the heels of a severe drought, we all feared the worst… that our dazzling display of fall colors would be muted and/or short lived this year. But mother nature fooled us. After what appeared to be a premature start to fall, early September rains presumably slowed the process. Now, as we approach October, the peak of color among many aspen groves seems yet to come.

As the leaves continue to yellow and fall, we say goodbye to another energetic summer of festivals and activities and enter a calmer season. Indian summer prevails… enjoy the calm before the holiday season begins and (hopefully!) the big winter storms arrive.

Below are some photos capturing events, activities and images of late summer and early fall in Gray Head and surrounding areas.


The big music and film festivals of summer may be over but the fall still has a few more to offer. This weekend is the 4th annual Cars and Colors Festival – a chance to see vintage and fast cars among the fall foliage.

And the 1st annual Original Thinkers Festival  happens next weekend – an opportunity to think or rethink what’s worth thinking about.

Enjoy the beautiful fall, wherever you are, and maybe start thinking about snow?




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