Virginia Lakes Rd. at sunrise (9/21/18) Bruce Wendler
Sagehen Meadows Rd (9/21/18) Bruce Wendler
As Bruce Wendler assessed in his message, today, Virginia Lakes is a location when you’re never completely sure it’s peaking or heading toward Past Peak.
That’s because many of the aspen near the lakes are exposed, wind deformed and struggling. It almost looks as if a wildfire came through, though one hasn’t.
He was there at sunrise this morning, to snap stands that are in the 70% range and dropping leaves as soon as they’ve peaked.
Bruce recommends visiting Virginia Lakes soon, as he believes the aspen there are vulnerable to losing leaves quickly.
Sagehen Meadow (9/21/18) Bruce Wendler
His photos of Sagehen Summit were more encouraging with lots of orange to be enjoyed and trees yet to develop. The shot at left was taken a half mile up the road from Sagehen Meadow. Also good is Wild Horse Meadow, about a mile away from the summit.