Everyone dutifully wore orange as it's hunting season and we are surrounded by, and painting on, National Forest and BLM land. There was a little incident last year that made me paranoid and you could read about it here. Today, I headed towards Fraser and found this amazing group of trees on County Road 50. I wasn't the only one enthralled, every car driving by stopped to take a photo.
County Road 50
Artists with the heaviest backpacks ever
Cheryl wins! Sort of ...
(This from a few weeks ago)
Backpacker Lori on left -5 lbs.
Painter on right 25 lbs."at least"
This is why we sometimes paint out of the back of our cars
A favorite spot in RMNP - have painted here for the last 3 years
Requires a 30 minute uphill hike and 10 minutes of scrambling over boulders
with the cumbersome pack - but so worth it
Smart painters wearing orange!
Debby ... in orange!
Robyn - orange shirt under the jacket
laura gets to paint too! She's there ...
Jennifer - in the middle of a field with a very big canvas
Safe from hunters in National Park, no orange needed
Cheryl, Robyn & Anita
Another perfect spot
Lounging safely in RM National Park and he knows it
Apparently, he didn't wear orange - National Forest
Get out to see the Aspen if you can ... and wear orange just in case!