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Arizona's Almost Endless Autumn




It's our secret . . . unlike the intense but relatively short fall color seasons of world-famous locations like Colorado, New England or the
Sierras, our autumn spans more than three months. The wide variety of elevations, bio-zones, and deciduous trees in Arizona keeps
photographers scurrying the length and breadth of the state from late September to almost Christmas.

It starts in the brilliant yellow & gold aspen stands of the White Mountains, Grand Canyon's North Rim, and Flagstaff's
San Fransisco Peaks.

By mid-October, maples, gambol oaks, sycamores, alders and a host of vines, ferns and bushes produce an amazing array of
colors in canyons and watersheds along the Mogollon Rim and in sky island mountain ranges like the Galiuros, Huachucas, Chiracaquas, Pinalenos,et al.

This lasts into mid-November, when the last leg of the fall color trifecta begins in the lowest elevation watersheds in the
Grand Canyon, along Lake Powell, in the riparian zones of the rivers Verde, San Pedro, Salt & others,
the legendary paradisical blue-green waterfalls of the Havasupai Indian Reservation in the western Grand Canyon
and desert canyons like Arivaipa where the extraordinary yellows of massive cottonwood trees prevail.

Finally, into December, one finds the last vestiges of our almost endless autumn season in the nooks and crannies of desert mountain ranges like the Superstitions east of Phoenix.

The images here, representing the last five fall seasons, barely scratch the surface of all the color to be had in this most amazing state. Despite all the bad press of late, it's a photographic journey worth taking!




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Oak Creek, Sedona
Oak Creek, Sedona
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Autumn, Leaves
"Autumn, Leaves"
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autumn resplendent
"autumn resplendent"
sterling pass trail
sterling pass trail
west fork fall
west fork fall
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