The photo above is taken from the Staircase Loop Bridge across the North Fork Skokomish in Olympic National Park. Below is taken from the Loop Trail about half way between the bridge and the trailhead at Staircase.
More Autumn Colors
These two images are from the Staircase area of Olympic National Park in autumn. I enjoy the autumn hikes when the weather is clear … there aren’t nearly so many people on the trails as in the summer and the yellow of the leaves makes a nice splash of color.
North Fork Skokomish in Autumn
This photo is from the bridge crossing the North Fork Skokomish about a mile above the Staircase Trailhead. A lovely spot for lunch. (If you enlarge the photo by clicking on it, you can see the small group to the right of the two rocks in the foreground.)
I’m not sure if this hydrant is still in use … it is in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend … and located in an area where most of the buildings are old cement bunkers. Maybe it would be used in case of brush fires, etc. Regardless, I liked the sun highlighting the rust and the color of the hydrant echoed by the leaves.
We have had a wonderful autumn here in Port Townsend, WA … The weather was sunny and clear instead of the usual cloudy and wet. The fall colors lasted much longer than usual and the colors were spectacular.
This was taken with my new iPhone 14 Pro Max. Was trying out the different lenses and I can say that I was pretty impressed with the image quality compared to my older phone.