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Canyonlands National Park’s Salt Creek Canyon was a quiet place during our four day backpacking trip. In fact, we didn’t see anyone for 2 1/2 days during the hike, making it the perfect wilderness experience. ┬áIt is a place suffused with remnants of the past, as well as spectacular slickrock formations and evidence of wildlife.

An account of an early October trip to Horseshoe Lake in The Enchantments, one of the most sublime experiences we have ever enjoyed, with its stunning mountains, Alpine Larches in rich gold, and unafraid Mountain Goats.

Photographs and impressions of mountain details from an October backpacking trip to Stuart Lake and Horseshoe Lake in Washington State’s Enchantments, where we observed Alpine Larch at the peak of color.

After a wonderfully dry summer, Seattle and the Cascade Mountains have entered autumn. When I heard a report that snow was falling at Snoqualmie Pass, I organized a hike to Gold Creek Pond to try and photograph snow and autumn leaves; seeing Kokanee Salmon in Gold Creek was a bonus.

Photography of the Lake O’Hara area of Canada’s Yoho National Park after an overnight snowstorm.

A portfolio of autumn photography taken during a hiking trip in Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, located in British Columbia, Canada

Autumn 2009 had a bumper wild blueberry crop in the subalpine meadows of Washington State’s Cascade Mountains.