I love Colorado. My aunt first took us there when I was still in high school (9 years ago I think). This past summer we went back and it didn't take a genius to notice the HUGE difference. The pine beetle has taken over. There were signs of it before but it wasn't as devastating as it is now.
We walked into a little shop while we were there and my mom complained about her eye allergies to the woman at the counter. The woman started to go on about how they all suffer from these allergies and how she'd rather not have to deal with the pine. I stared at her in disbelief... the pine beetle will take care of that... I guess she'll get her wish. The woman didn't say anything to that.
I came across THIS article today. It reminded me of a few photos I took. Very sad... very very sad.
Go there if you can... NOW. See it before it is completely gone.
beautifull pictures! very, very! I love see the horses in the water.they are really great! Just dream to visit Colorado !