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Silverthorne, Colorado

If you are a lover of this season called autumn, then viewing the changing of the Aspens in Colorado is one for the bucket list.

Every year we choose a scenic drive in the Rocky Mountains and just drive. However, this year we booked a stay in one of Wildernest’s vacation properties. And I got a high-five from my teenager upon seeing the condo, well, you know I chose well.

As we drove up the Mountain from Denver it started to snow. Flurries really but still, I was a bit giddy. I was imagining the golden Aspens against the brilliant white of snow.

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First snow

Upon checking in we were welcomed by a big moose who walked across the road right in front of our car. And by walked I mean moseyed like he always crosses the road right there and we were in his way.

Here’s a quick tour of the condo because it was fabulous:

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Now, for the Aspens! Salt Lick Trail is just a short drive from the condo. Upon arriving at the trailhead we noticed a Moose alert posting. Basically it stated what to do if you run into a moose. Hint: you don’t try to pet it…you back away slowly.

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We spotted a grove of Aspen painted orange just off the gravel path and couldn’t resist. The Aspen were calling our names.

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Just as we told the girls not to run ahead of us, they came running back saying they saw a moose! Not fully believing the girls we snuck up the grove, and spotted a massive moose. (I wish I had my telephoto lens instead of the 55mm.) To see these majestic creatures in the wild…blessed. There are only around 1,000 moose in Colorado, so it was a lucky day, or should I say, weekend.

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Oh, and posing in the Aspen always makes for a beautiful photo backdrop.

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I can’t get enough of the high country views:

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