Mewhirter Family: Autumn Aspen Family Photography Flagstaff
Autumn Aspen Family Photography Flagstaff: Mewhirter Family. I absolutely love family portrait season. Autumn is already so magical – it makes for amazing backdrops when everyone comes together. It’s a joy being able to meet and photograph families from all over the world like the Wilson family! I cherish the time I spend with my loved ones and know how powerful these photographs can be – transporting your years into the past and reconnecting you with memories.
About the Location
Situated on sloping meadows and open glades high on the western slope of the San Francisco Peaks, the Aspen Loop Trail affords unhindered views of the volcanic field to the west and the Grand Canyon to the north. The Peaks loom high above with fine views of the nearby Arizona Snowbowl.
There’s something incredibly calming about aspen trees. Populating mountain climes through subterranean colonial root systems, the elegant white-barked beauties sway in tight-knit groves above alpine meadows. On the western slopes of Flagstaff’s San Francisco Peaks, canyon-born winds whip canopies of heart-shaped leaves into a symphony of whistles and whirs that only nature could score.
Beginning at the Humphreys Trailhead and branching west, the way leads through micro habitats where sun-loving wildflowers and grasses alternate with shade plants and ferns along the trail’s winding, 300-foot elevation change. Birds of the open glades abound: flickers, jays, juncos, and warblers. Aspen, spruce, and pine stand along the trail, including several large bristlecones. Higher up the Peaks, these trees can live well over a thousand years!
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