Camas Meadows

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall Colors......

Fall Colors...............

Camas Meadows is well known for its fall colors.  In most cases it is the aspen, larch and other plants that are front and center.  

The sky does provide some color, particularly at sunset.  This is the sunset the evening of the total lunar eclipse in October.  So it was with great anticipation that we went to bed, hoping for a clear early morning sky.

The moonlight was rather dramatic in the morning, but unfortunately the clouds were rather thicker than at sunset.

The Celestron 5 inch telescope provided a much better view and even managed to catch the blood red color of the lunar eclipse.  Unfortunately, due to the clouds focusing was a hit and miss affair and in this case it was a miss.  However, the color did come through.

The next morning on a walk around the meadow I ran into this guy.  He was not howling the night of the eclipse.  I suspect it is only the full moon that moves him.

It does look like the summer was kind to him.  Hopefully, those fat reserves and heavy coat will carry him through the winter.

The colors are going fast.  The larch on the meadow have started turning and soon the wait will start for the first significant snowfall of the year.

Hopefully soon, Three Brothers Peak will have a mantel of snow.