Enjoying a Pocket Wilderness on an Autumn Day


Clackamas Wilderness was enacted by Congress in 2009. The total size of the five areas that make up the Wilderness are less than 1% of The Bob.

Like many of the pocket wildernesses close to Portland it’s always a pleasure to visit.

The wide-ranging views from the summit of South Fork Mountain were obscured by low-lying clouds, but the saturated reds and yellows of vine maple leaves reflected in Memaloose Lake made the climb worthwhile.

A nice place to visit on a fall afternoon.

Reflections in Memaloose Lake

Reflections in Memaloose Lake

One of the recently enacted wildernesses in the country

One of the recently enacted wildernesses in the country

"Views" from the summit of South Fork Mountain

“Views” from the summit of South Fork Mountain

Rainwater leeching the color from a mushroom

Rainwater leeching the color from a mushroom

Colorful Sitka Mountain Ash berries

Colorful Sitka Mountain Ash berries

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Reflections in Memaloose Lake

Reflections in Memaloose Lake

Noble Fir Cone

Noble Fir Cone

The trail leading through the old growth forest

The trail leading through the old growth forest

Reflections in Memaloose Lake

Reflections in Memaloose Lake

Pearly Everlasting

Pearly Everlasting

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2 comments

  1. Those are very inspiring pictures, for sure. Colorful fall leaves are something we’re always short of here in Southern California.

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