Autumn Colors in Snoqualmie Pass

Autumn Colors in Snoqualmie Pass

One of the most striking places in the Pacific Northwest to look for autumn colors is Snoqualmie Pass in the Cascade Mountains.

Autumn Colors

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.

Autumn Colors

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.

Autumn Colors

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

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Pro photographer, writer, master naturalist, Florida native in the PNW, lucky husband, father of two boys, big hockey and soccer fan, and native orchid hunter.

Comments (3)

  • Amy Weitsman Kelly

    Just beautiful!

  • RichLeighton

    Thank you very much Amy! I’ve got a lot more to post…. check back soon!

  • Dawn Younce

    Beautiful! 🙂

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