It's time for a visit to Spearfish Canyon. The early snow and cold snap are quickening the annual fall colors.
Each year Jerry Boyer a Spearfish resident issues a prediction for the best time to see peak colors in the canyon. Boyer says right now fall colors are at about 45%. He says this year the cold has pushed the peak timing up.
Boyer notes that last year fall colors were near their peak on October 5th when winter storm Atlas dumped up to 5 feet of snow on the Northern Black Hills.