Gifford Pinchot National Forest Washington.
I've been out searching for Falls colors.
The road up from Trout Lake has lots of beautiful Vine Maple in peak color. But the color end before the Mt Adams view point.
BIg Springs Creek was nice and full so I stopped and took a few frames..
McKenzie Pass Oregon.
Silver falls I have no idea.
For the gorge. There is a lot of drought stress foliage but not a ton of color.
Cascades 3000 feet and up vine maple is peaking now if not already toasted.
(I visited Mt Hood and McKenzie Pass Tuesday, however Mt Hood seems to have localized pockets but hwy 26 has peaked in the east side.)
I visited the Painted Hills for the Super Moon. The Ochocos was beginning to turn.
Shevlin Park in Bend the Aspens were just beginning to turn.
I just did a whirlwind tour of the Gifford today. Little white Salmon from Trout Lake to Mt Adams view point is peaking right now. From there to Twin Falls not much happening. The Tamaracs are beginning to turn. However Twin Falls area is pretty.
Twin Falls to Lower Lewis hit and miss.
The vine maple in the Sun is peaking to looking like toast. But the hike to middle falls and lower Lewis is still green. Some yellowing.
Curly Creek Rd Vine Maple coloring nicely in the sun. Not so much in the shade.
Wind River not much color yet (Panther Creek Access)
This year is weirder than last year. Some areas normal some are peaking some are toast. All within the same areas.
The main rivers are flowing full. Smaller creeks like curly creek is at zero flow.
Rush creek is at a trickle. Which is odd for such a large creek.
Big Creek is nice and full.
Little Creek is Full
Big Springs Creek is really nice and full.
Twin falls is nice and full.
Pin Creek is a trickle.
Bolder Creek flow was low.
I talked to a hiker and he told me that the huckleberries in the sawtooth area of the Gifford are nice and red/yellow.
Hope this helps some.
I guess this place is getting less and less remote.
I'll be doing this probably for the next 3 weeks depending upon how long color last. At this current time and with the drought I'm thinking that this Fall will not be as good as some others in the past.
As for pics from the Painted Hills. I haven't been happy with. But I'll be looking closer at them later
A Fall leaf is trapped by the flow of the Lewis River near Twin Falls.
Gifford Pinchot National Forest Washington
Hey, my wife and I are going to visit the central Washington coast tomorrow. Around Grays harbor.
Any recommendations on what and where to shoot?
We will just have a day's worth of time.
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