Friday, October 2, 2015

Austin Pass


Saturday, September 26, my brother Tim was in the area for work and we decided to do some hiking near Artist's Point, the Chain Lakes trail.  The weather was good when we started but soon turned wet and cold and we decided to go back, in part because Tim was not feeling well.  What hiking we did was from the Austin Pass parking lot, between Upper and Lower Bagley Lakes and partway up the trail to Herman Saddle.

This is a favorite area of ours for autumn color, but this year the color was past its peak though still decent.  The Mountain-ash had all lost their colorful berries and were losing their leaves.  The Blueberries and Huckleberries had also no fruit though the leaves were still colorful.  We did some good shots of the sunrise and the ray of the sun through the trees on our way up to the trailhead, but not much else.

crepuscular rays at sunrise along the Mount Baker Highway




Mount Shuksan and the surrounding peaks from the Mount Baker Highway






Picture Lake



views from Austin Pass


 Table Mountain and Herman Saddle (our destination)



Lower and Upper Bagley Lakes









raindrops



on the trail









Upper Bagley Lake



crossing between the lakes




blueberries




Spirea



Upper Bagley Lake



the trail and autumn color













back at the crossing between the lakes




Upper Bagley Lake



Lower Bagley Lake


drops and branches




back at Austin Pass



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