Mt. Shuksan in the clouds across Picture Lake
Last weekend appeared as if it might be last chance I could get up to Mount Shuksan and Mt. Baker National Forest before the snows set in. So, with grand kids again, I went up to see the Fall colors and what happened to the plants that I saw on my last foray a couple of months ago.
This is largely a photo diary of Alpine scenery in the Mt. Baker National Forest and Wilderness Area.
Looking North toward Canada
Looking to the Northwest
Yellowing lake grasses: Narrow Leaved Bur-reed (Sparganium angustifolium). It was fresh and green in August.
Across Picture Lake to the South
Mountain Ash berries- unsure of the species as the leaves were gone.
Lakes below Table Mountain
Scree field below Table Mountain
Huckleberry turning colors all over
Sun breaks through to add some color
Several of Mt. Baker’s 13 glaciers show below the clouds
Looking South along Cascade Crest, Baker Lake peaks through in the mid ground
Looking North again
One of many tarns
A natural planting as nature organizes itself
Granddaughter Ava, able hiker takes a rest
Light comes shining through to the north
Glacially fed waterfall across the valley
Shuksan Arm leading to White Salmon Glacier, upper left, and upper and lower Curtis Glaciers to the right
Piper’s Wood-Rush (Luzula piperi) fading
Fragile Fern (Cystopteris fragilis) desiccated
Mertens Rush (Juncus mertensianus), in it final stages
Heather, Partridge foot, and Huckleberry on the wane
Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea). I think?
I am assuming that this is actually Pearly Everlasting, but what ever it is, its flowers are still hanging in there as of October 19th.
I think this is a type of Pussytoes, probably Field (Antennaria neglecta).