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We were staying in a log hut during a Seattle Mountaineers trip to Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, one of the dramatic high country huts in the Canadian Rockies, when it snowed one night. The next morning, Karen led an effort to create a snowman that reflected the changing seasons. It had a rain hat and a warm woolen scarf, as well as an evergreen mouth, a traditional carrot nose, and eyes of still-flowering… Read More

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.

Riding Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train from Seattle to Sacramento.

Photographing a Belted Kingfisher remotely using a CamRanger WiFi network.

Strange, hair-like ice formations were growing out of branches in our Olympic Peninsula yard, and I set out to determine exactly what caused these formations of hair ice.

Autumn mushroom hunting is a way of life where I live, in the rain forests of the Olympic Peninsula. Here, the autumn scent of mushrooms in the rain hangs in the damp forest air.