Reflections on Golden Creek Pond

After photographing this beautiful alpine lake at the top of Snoqualmie Pass from all directions on a very cloudy day, the sky opened up as I was getting ready to pack up and leave. This is truly one of the most beautiful lakes I’ve seen so far in the mountains. There were trout swimming in the water and a bald eagle screaming somewhere in the distance.

Vine Maple in Autumn Blaze

 One of the most vivid and striking autumn trees in the Pacific Northwest is the vine maple. The image was made at the top of Snoqualmie Pass in the Cascade Mountains.

Change Creek 

Change Creek flows down Mount Washington to the South Fork Snoqualmie River about 30 miles east of Seattle.

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Rich Leighton
October 25, 2012