2021 Fall colors thread

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2021 Fall colors thread

Post by Waffle Stomper » October 11th, 2021, 11:45 am

Where are you seeing fall color in 2021, on road or trail?
It's just starting out on Eagle Creek and the colorful spawning salmon are not quite here yet.

Color along Eagle Creek in the Gorge is just starting.
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Leaves are not just the only color.
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Re: 2021 Fall colors thread

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Post by Waffle Stomper » October 11th, 2021, 6:11 pm

Very pretty, Webfoot.
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Re: 2021 Fall colors thread

Post by mountainkat » October 11th, 2021, 6:15 pm

The color in the Mt Margaret backcountry was quite nice this week...
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Re: 2021 Fall colors thread

Post by walrus » October 11th, 2021, 7:10 pm

mountainkat wrote:
October 11th, 2021, 6:15 pm
The color in the Mt Margaret backcountry was quite nice this week...
I was up there on Saturday in the mist. Color still spectacular, but the lake only came out for a minute and just the briefest glimpses of mountain/goats. Elk squeaking and bugling somewhere in the fog and one last handful of huckleberries....

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Re: 2021 Fall colors thread

Post by texasbb » October 11th, 2021, 7:22 pm

Rainbow Creek just below Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness, WA, 2 Oct 2021:
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Re: 2021 Fall colors thread

Post by dmthomas49 » October 13th, 2021, 6:48 am

Hiked the Lemei Lake Loop at Indian Heaven yesterday. It was cold and frosty so the colors were muted to begin with.
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The lakes were frosty but not frozen. Saw 2 older couples camping by the lakes.
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On the way out, the color started to show itself as the frost melted.
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In a way the frozen ground was good as it prevented us from walking through water and mud! :)
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Re: 2021 Fall colors thread

Post by Waffle Stomper » October 13th, 2021, 8:11 am

dmthomas49 wrote:
October 13th, 2021, 6:48 am
Hiked the Lemei Lake Loop at Indian Heaven yesterday. It was cold and frosty so the colors were muted to begin with.
Looks cold, brrrrrr.
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Re: 2021 Fall colors thread

Post by Waffle Stomper » October 13th, 2021, 8:12 am

mountainkat wrote:
October 11th, 2021, 6:15 pm
The color in the Mt Margaret backcountry was quite nice this week...
Gorgeous
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Re: 2021 Fall colors thread

Post by dmthomas49 » October 13th, 2021, 9:13 am

Waffle Stomper wrote:
October 13th, 2021, 8:11 am
dmthomas49 wrote:
October 13th, 2021, 6:48 am
Hiked the Lemei Lake Loop at Indian Heaven yesterday. It was cold and frosty so the colors were muted to begin with.
Looks cold, brrrrrr.
Was 26 degrees at the start but no wind. So we eventually warmed up. The campers looked cold standing outside their tents. On said they had snow and wind on Sunday night.
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