Saturday, October 5, 2013

Autumn color

It seems like it has been a long time since we were able to enjoy a walk in the woods due to the broken leg incident that occurred a little more than two months ago.  A couple of days ago we drove up to Snoqualmie Pass and down by Lake Kachess to see the trees in splendor.  Not all the deciduous trees have turned color yet but many of the maples have and a few others like birch and alder have begun to change.  The bright colored maples make a dramatic contrast with the evergreen trees.  The weather was wonderful, sunny and not too cool, there were a couple of flowers still in bloom, and the scenery was gorgeous.  There had been a light dusting of early snow that topped the mountains and made everything perfect for picture taking.

Gold Pond with reflections

Gold Pond has a nice picnic area with tables and benches but not too many people the day we were there. 

The area is a mixed forest of evergreens and deciduous trees. 


Peek-a-boo view of Lake Kachess

Dale Creek

To top off the day we took a short walk on the Asahel Curtis nature trail

A huge old tree that had split and fallen to the forest floor.

A monument to Asahel Curtis

This cedar is one of several old growth trees along the nature trail.

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