Fall Colors at Twin Lakes

Fall Colors at Twin Lakes

Last week afforded another opportunity to visit the Twin Lakes area. The day was a mix of clouds and sun. Cooler temps made for perfect hiking weather. We navigated successfully the treacherous road from Highway 542 to Twin Lakes and started the short steep hike up to the Winchester Mountain Lookout.

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

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Fall colors

Fall Colors at Twin Lakes

Fall Colors at Twin Lakes

The colors of the Mountain Ash and huckleberries were outstanding and the low angle of light illuminated them wonderfully.

 

There are many shoulders along the way to stop for views and pictures.

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Enjoying the cool crisp air

Hiking Winchester Mountain

Hiking Winchester Mountain, looking north

As we arrived at the lookout a storm system blew by. There were short bursts of rainy followed by sun. The rainbows kept coming!

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Twin Lakes Rainbow

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Capturing a Rainbow

Sunset arrived and the skies cleared a bit affording wonderful views of Mount Larrabee to the north.

Mount Larrabee

Mount Larrabee

The night brought wind and cold. We slept in the lookout and arose at 4:30am to mostly clear skies. Capturing images of the stars just before sunrise produced some stunning colors.

Morning skies in the North Cascades

Morning Sunrise

Winchester Lookout

Winchester Lookout

Early in the morning we hiked down through the clouds and sun, very happy to be alive!

Mt Baker

Mt Baker

Amber and Em on the trail 2

Hiking down

Fall Colors at Twin Lakes

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