Lime explodes in Spearfish Canyon - KOTA Territory News

Lime explodes in Spearfish Canyon

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submitted by Jerry Boyer

Colors keep progressing as the leafy trees begin to reach the 35% lime stage of canyon colors for the next few days. 

The brilliant lime appears as the emerald leaves lighten just before bursting into the yellows, golds and oranges of the Autumn Rhapsody.  The lime stage is a stunning contrast to the dominant dark emerald needles of the spruce and pine forest. 

Many people ask when the peak will be so they can plan their trip to the Black Hills. Peak colors for the past ten years have occurred equally in the days between September 25 and October 1.  

 

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