Flagstaff Color Part Six
One of the most popular drives in Flagstaff is along Hart Prairie Road (Forest Road 151). People who can’t hike or don’t like to hike love it because they can get beautiful photos from their car or very close by their car. The following image is the view everyone wants to shoot.
A large part of this area was donated to the Nature Conservancy (CLICK HERE for info) where retreats are often held. I’ve never spent the night in one of their cabins but I’ve been there and it is spectacular property. Anyway, I had forgotten there were private homes along the road too. Some were for sale. The following image shows the entrance to one.
There are several Aspen Protection projects going on in various locations north of Flagstaff. Protection of saplings was necessary because so many don’t make it to full size. I have included a photo of the sign that is posted all long the fence line.
The following image shows one of my favorite areas along Hart Prairie Road. I love it because it shows life after death. There was a devastating fire here some years ago and as you can see, the Aspens are returning! (Be sure to click image for full size)
My last day in Flagstaff was spent on my favorite trail…. the Inner Basin Trail. I had already been twice and although I did find Aspens turned at about 1 mile, they were still green farther up which is where I really wanted to shoot. You can see the first Aspens I found HERE. Following is what those looked like on my last hike!
Two miles up, the goal of my trip is realized!
So that’s it for this trip. Well…OK….almost. The next post will feature Aspen Faces and Camping Cats 🙂