We’re still a week or so from “Peak” color in the Baraboo hills and Devil’s Lake State Park specifically. When people ask us “How are the colors” this time of year, it’s sort of like the old story of the blind men and the elephant. You’re perspective is based on what you’re holding on to. Or in this case, where you’re looking!
Basically, if you’re looking for a colorful tree to pose under, we’ve got those. Head to the main day use areas, and around the parking lots (Both North & South Shore). There are some nice yellow woodlands and a few splashes of red here and there along the trails. If you’re looking to take photos of the park entrance road (Above), or to see bluffs wearing their annual red, orange & yellow quilt, you’ll have to wait a bit longer.
Weather is a major factor in how fast the leaves change of course. Turning to weather, we did have some frost in low lying areas in the last two days, followed with sun and higher temps which should move things along. It’s possible we could get frost again Wed & Thursday night as well. All good. The only down side is a threat of rain on Wednesday (and the upcoming weekend) that could clear out some of the nice colors we have now.
The bottom line is that next weekend the colors will be better than last weekend. Will it be peak? Well, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Below is a gallery of photos taken over the last couple of days to give you a feel for what you’ll be seeing over the next few days.