Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fall Leaves in the Wasatch

With the dramatic changes in elevation and therefore temperature and other climate conditions, the Wasatch Mountains of Utah demonstrate seasonal changes in various stages at the same time. Here we have green leaves, dried grass and brightly colored leaves on the hillside. The colored leaves are on the north facing slopes and show more color than those slopes facing in other directions. At the same time, you can see the effect of a small change in elevation. The vegetation at the bottom of the canyon are still in late Summer mode, while the ridges are moving well into Fall. The colored leaves on the hills will be gone about the time the lower trees are just turning.

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