Last year I saw the high elevation colors just before peak time. This year, above 4,000 feet the leaves were almost entirely gone (and I was only there about a week later). Just below 4,000 feet were these reds that lit beautifully at sunset and glowed on the rainy days. I stood alone at sunset shooting this vista. Thousands of people in the park and it was just me standing there.
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