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Accepting submissions from now until Monday, November 9th. ••• Every time we'll have a different theme for our weekly project. This week’s theme is "Fall Colors". If you've done it before, submit 1 to 5 images for this week’s theme by clicking the following link: http://slickpic.us/2234785LWIM ••• JPEGs only, please! It’s always great to add titles to your photos. You can review the uploaded photos here: https://meetupphoto.slickpic.com/albums/Weekly-Projects Whether you've uploaded photos or not, please like and comment on other people's photos for the current and previous weeks. Authors will definitely appreciate that. Please check periodically as new photos are uploaded daily. ********************** Great Places to See Fall Foliage near Las Vegas https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/oct/15/if-you-look-you-can-find-fall-color-and-flavor-in/ Although Las Vegas is surrounded by desert, there are still some great places where Mother Nature puts on a show in the fall. Here are seven scenic locations where you can see the stunning fall foliage that is most beautiful in its natural setting. Spring Mountains National Recreation Area It only takes about 45 minutes to get to this beautiful location, also known as Mt. Charleston to the locals. On the Kyle Canyon side, there is a forest of Aspen and oak trees. When the leaves begin to turn, it’s a beautiful place to hike and camp. Floyd Lamb Park This park is less than 15 miles from the center of Las Vegas. It’s a Nevada desert oasis best known for its natural springs and lake, but it has a lot of cottonwood and oak trees with leaves that dress up in stunning shades of yellow and orange in the fall. Great Basin National Park You’ll want to plan an overnight trip to the Great Basin National Park. It’s about 290 miles from Las Vegas but worth the drive. The area is rather remote. Baker is the closest town, and it has limited resources. The fall colors are stunning in the park, but there is a lot more to do when you’re there. Plan to tour the Lehman Caves. Return at night to enjoy an astronomy program without light pollution. Zion National Park This national park is in Utah, but it’s only about 160 miles from Las Vegas. The oaks and cottonwoods are absolutely amazing any time of the year, but they really show off in the fall. Take Route 9 to Highway 89 for the most scenic drive. Rainbow Canyon Scenic Drive, Caliente Caliente is often thought of as a rest stop on US Highway 93, but it’s actually a popular place where you can escape the heat of southern Nevada. It’s about 150 miles away from Las Vegas, and once you take the scenic drive, you’ll want to plan some time to explore the town. Amargosa Valley Take I-95 northwest out of Vegas about 90 miles to find the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. The ash trees put on shades of gold and orange. The weather is wonderful. You may see some migrating birds on your drive, but wildlife will be plentiful. Make sure to see Cathedral Canyon, which is at its best at night. Mojave Desert Just 150 miles southwest from Las Vegas is a wonderland of cottonwood, ash, polar, sycamore and many other trees which transform the park in the fall. Depending on the nighttime temperatures, you could see shades of orange, yellow, gold, red and purple on your drive. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This group is sponsored by SlickPic (https://www.slickpic.com) - a professional grade photo hosting service. Create your portfolio website and online gallery to showcase and share your photos in a few easy steps. Start Now!