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September 2009 Meeting Summary

< Previous Meeting | Index | Next Meeting > Our September meeting featured a presentation produced by Chuck Winter with input from a variety of club members – a slide show tour of many of Colorado’s best locations for fall colors and wildlife. Chuck said it well in introducing the program – other people have to fly in to the Colorado area to see these sights, we have only to drive into the mountains for a couple hours to reach these photogenic locales. THIS is the best season for living in Colorado and being a photographer! The input from the club really showed what great possibilities await in our outdoors, and the great level of talent within the club membership. The show was a ‘nuts and bolts’ format, showing exactly where to go for fall and how to get there. Included in the program were the following areas for fall colors:

San Juan Mountains locations:
Owl Creek Pass
Ouray
Lake City
Silverton
Dallas Divide
Yankee Boy Basin
Cinnamon Pass and Engineer Pass
Lake City Cutoff
Corkscrew Gulch
Red Mountain Pass
Ophir
Girl Scout Camp Road - County Rd 5

Rocky Mountain National Park locations:
Route 7 - Longs Peak
Wild Basin
Fall River Road
Bear Lake
Moraine Park

Kebler Pass and Kebler Pass Road West
Aspen area

Front Range locations:
Peak to Peak Highway 72
Squaw Pass Road
Flat Irons - Boulder Open Spaces
Boulder Canyon
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak Area
South Park - Boreas and Kenosha Pass

Central Mountain locations:
Marble - Crystal River Valley and Mill
Crested Butte - Road to Gothic
Maroon Lake / Maroon Bells
Castle Creek/Ashcroft
Crested Butte - Washington Gulch
Crested Butte - Slate River Road
Ohio Pass Road SW

The best areas for Colorado fall wildlife include:
Rocky Mountain National Park
Mount Evans
I - 70 Corridor

Those in attendance for this meeting really got some great ideas and inspiration to get out and shoot some pictures! If you’re unsure where a location is or how to get there, or if you would like to invite other club members for an outing with you, please use the member email lists or website blog to get the word out!

Prior to the presentation, there were some club announcements and business of note as well. “The Wildlife Experience” will again invite the club to have an exhibit in 2010. The exact theme has yet to be determined, but will have something to do with landscapes. Please give your board members any ideas or input you have – what would you like to see the club do?

An announcement was made that Frank Weston recently resigned from the club’s board of directors. By a vote of the club members present, Ron Eberhart was elected to fill this vacancy on the board. The current slate of officers was also elected to serve in 2010. < Previous Meeting | Index | Next Meeting >
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