I gotta admit, it is really hard to leave Alaska this time of year. Sure, it is the wettest time of year, but a beautiful Fall day in Seward can be really amazing. In fact, last year we ended up delaying our fall trip because we couldn’t pull ourselves away from here. But, I have always wanted to visit and photograph Colorado, and September is a wonderful month in the Rockies. If we waited until after the fall colors in Alaska, we would miss them in Colorado.
So tomorrow we pack, Saturday drive to Anchorage, Sunday fly to Southern California where we spend a couple of days getting our trailer ready, then make the three day drive to Estes Park. I say all that so that I have a built in excuse in case I’m unable to post to the blog next week. Once we are down there and situated, I will resume my regular posts, hopefully with photos of a new region (for me) and exciting adventures! Well, hopefully not too exciting.
What we typically do on these long trips is find a campground with wifi – this way we can set up our mobile office so that we can maintain the office while I photograph the surrounding area.
Our plan right now is to stay for two weeks in Estes Park and photograph Rocky Mountain National Park. Then, down to Gunnison for two or three weeks of chasing the fall colors in the mountains. Once the colors fade, we are going back to Moab – a place we really enjoyed last fall. This year we were able to snag back country reservations for a couple of nights along the White Rim Trail – that should be fun. Those are hard to get, we had to apply months ago.
After that, our trip is less planned. As we head West we will spend a few nights in the Vegas area before hitting the Southern California desert for a week or two. When we return to Alaska in mid November, fall will be long over.
So that is the plan for now – sometimes we follow the plan almost exactly, other times we completely change our minds depending on what we find on the road. So stay tuned to the photo blog for future posts!