Autumn on the East Slopes of the Cascades


Bluebird weather – – – sunshine, warm afternoons and a little breeze to rustle the brilliant painted leaves of fall.

Mule deer on the prowl.

Small animals and birds moving quickly, preparing for winter.

A beautiful time to visit the wilderness.

Mule Deer Doe

Mule Deer Doe

Mullein still in bloom

Mullein still in bloom

Sunrise lighting the wispy clouds over Mt. Hood

Sunrise lighting the wispy clouds over Mt. Hood

Columbia Ground Squirrel up a tree

Columbia Ground Squirrel up a tree

Chipmunk

Golden Mantle

Autumn bouquet

Autumn bouquet

Early morning alpenglow on Mt. Hood

Early morning alpenglow on Mt. Hood

Golden Oak leaves

Golden Oak leaves

Yellow Oak leaves and the pumpkin colors of mature Pondarosa Pine trees

Yellow Oak leaves and the pumpkin colors of mature Pondarosa Pine trees

Sitka Mountain Ash berries

Sitka Mountain Ash berries

Columbia Ground Squirrel on the alert

Columbia Ground Squirrel on the alert

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