submitted by Paul Wolterbeek
Pinal mountains near Globe, AZ, sunday evening (Sept. 30) when we drove up there at sunset to listen for owls; were both surprised to see the first few maples turning red! that’s early this year; and these are just a few preliminary ones – peak color in the Pinals is usually from Oct. 20-30. readers of your blog may want to call the Globe Ranger Station of the Tonto National Forest for fall color updates 928.402.6200, or else Ellen at the globe chamber of commerce 928=425.4495 over the next couple weeks to confirm whether color’s approaching peak. the Pinals have a nice stand of aspens along the topmost half mile of Ice House Canyon trail (trail #198) that are easy to shoot in a good year – particularly between 10am-2pm before the sun’s too low for backlit foliage.
A few foliage photos by Paul Wolterbeek: