Fall comes to Chinook Pass

Autumn is a beautiful season to get out and share in the crisp air and varied colors of the season. A visit to Chinook Pass is an example of the Creator’s handiwork as nature changes her wardrobe from the bright greens of summer to the red, yellow and orange of autumn.

Mount Rainier reflection in the calm water of Upper Tipsoo Lake.

Fall Colors at Tipsoo Lake

Looking down at Chinook Pass from on Naches Peak.

Above Tipsoo Lake

 

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Waiting for the reflection

Last week I went out to check the melt at Reflection Lake in Mount Rainier National Park. The thaw is in progress. A few more weeks until the mass of visitors to the park will capture the mountain reflection in the lake.

Reflection Lake Thaw

Here is the black and white version. I like it better since the 5-shot vertical panorama above was taken during mid-day with harsh light.

Reflection Lake