Southwestern Colorado and the San Juan Mountains experienced a very snowy and wet winter in 2022-23. Abundant summer rains and the wet winter combined to produce a somewhat late, but spectacular fall display of color from the vast aspen forests.
I visited many of my favorite sites, but also discovered new vistas (for me) in Beaver Park and other areas west of Wilson Peak. I never met an aspen I didn't like (unless they happened to snag my drone (a story for another time). All of these photos were taken from the the ground, however.
(Left) Ulysses S. Grant Peak early snow. (Right) At the bottom of Ophir Pass.