The leaves are more a yellow ochre, than straight yellow

The morning chill—unmistakable; the sun wanes in the early evening and the mountains lining the valley  assume a hue of brilliant yellow ochre.

Fall is here folks.

Photograph © Andrew Dunn, 1992

Do not despair, there is time before the snow arrives and places to explore.  Fall is a time for hiking through aspen groves, soaking in the sun and enjoying the cooler weather.  Luckily, we have a trip just for such an occasion!

This weekend ASAP is heading to the Northern Crestone Trail.  Join us Sunday for a day of hiking in the Sangres.   The trail snakes up from the Crestone creek campground through stunning forested land.  Bring your camera, and enjoy the fresh air with ASAP.

For more information stop by the ASAP office.

Have fun out there!

Weather was perfect for Saturday Mtn Biking trip

On a sunny Saturday morning, seven participants and two leaders for the Adams State Adventure Program set off into the foothills of the San Juan Mountains for a day of mountain biking.

Nestled in the foot hills outside of Monte Vista, the ride travels along dusty dirt roads and gives way to stepped rocky ascents and fast rolling descents through open grassland; down into canyons lined with red rock spires.

The trip was geared towards beginning riders, though drew a crowd of folks with varied abilities and experience.  Everyone benefited from instruction and practice on the ride, and by days end all riders showed significant improvement; congratulations to all riders.

Have fun out there!