On Being the Slowest Blogger in the World. Or, I Now Present You with Autumn Foliage.

You may have noticed that I’m a bit behind – posting photos of the beach in November and now the beginnings of autumn foliage in mid-December. I would be lying if I said this was due entirely to not having consistent access to WiFi. The truth is that I’m behind mostly because I’m slooooow. I don’t really know why but I take quite a long time writing these posts, plus more time selecting photos from the hundreds I generally take per hike (yeah, that’s a whole other issue), and then indulging my “need” to apply metadata to my uploaded images. But I do. So, I’ve begun trying to catch up by skipping blogs about some hikes and now I’m going to start combining multiple days of hikes into posts. The reality is that I took many random hikes in the Cedar Mountains this fall, many of which were nothing more than me wandering around for a few miles to explore and seek out the fantastic foliage. This actually lends itself to merging many of these outings anyway since there’s usually not much more story than, “I randomly drove in this direction, parked off this forest road, and walked for a few miles with the dog. Then I got back in the car and stopped somewhere else.”

This all brings me to this post which features autumn colors in the Cedar Mountains. I know I’ve said it before when I posted a preview of the mountains, but the vibrant colors of the aspen trees are just so spectacular. In addition, the open meadows, bald peaks, and red sandstone that appears scattered throughout the mountains make Dixie National Forest a special place indeed. I felt incredibly fortunate to be in such a beautiful place during the fall and I am still in awe of the bright yellow, blazing oranges, and deep reds that are painted across the forest here.

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So now that you’ve seen some photos you’re probably thinking that the autumn foliage is really beautiful here, right? You can see more beautiful photos taken by my friend Carol on her blog here, here, here, here, and here.