Fall Foliage 2017

Another great week in Southern Utah. The weather cooperated and outdoor events went swimmingly.

If you enjoy Fall Foliage watching tis the season.  We went up to Brian Head on Saturday, but most of the Aspen is burnt. Not from the fire, from hot and dry winds the weeks leading up to the season. 

JR Hassett

SR 143 To Brian Head

But there is fire damage along the road and there is still damage along the road up to Brian Head from Parowan, but mostly safe. There is still one section about Mile Post 13 that is one way and controlled by a light – be patient.

After exploring upper Cedar Breaks, Tracy decided he’d like to try the Tushar’s east of Beaver, UT.  A friend had been up there the beginning of the week with his Jeep group and found things in great condition.  It’s about 30 miles north of our place and another 20 miles East. 

JR Hassett

Above Puffer Lake

There are two great areas to explore.  There wasn’t much traffic and little to no wind – great for photography.  We both enjoyed the new adventure and plan on going back.   The foliage is about 4-8 days from peak, but there’s heavy winds predicted for the area so it’s hard to know if the leaves will last. 

While it wasn’t perfect timing, it was great to find a new place for fall foliage runs.  We used to visit Boulder Mountain every year.  It’s nice to find someplace new.

JR Hassett

Puffer Lake