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Backpacker Magazine – September 2008
Where's the best western foliage?
New England gets all the leaf-peeping love. Where is the best western foliage?
Hit higher and drier elevations in the Rockies (Rocky Mountain and Grand Teton National Parks) in mid-September for blinding views into valleys full of golden aspen. Perhaps the West's most astounding display, though, is in Washington's North Cascades, where the needles of the alpine larch, a deciduous conifer, turn entire hillsides neon yellow. Keep tabs on everything foliage at earthcam.com/features/fallcams.