Snowy Roadway

Snowy Roadway

This is another shot from a recent trip up to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. On my return to the parking lot up the Hurricane Hill road (closed to traffic in winter), the snow picked up from a gentle dusting to a little more serious effort. I liked the way the trees looked with the new snow. But I also liked the way the flakes coming down against the background of the sky made it so that I didn’t have to bother checking for sensor spots.

Early Fall — Early Winter

Early Fall — Early Winter

This view was from the Hurricane Hill Road (which was closed) in the Hurricane Ridge area of Olympic National Park. The high point in the distance is part of the Mt Angeles complex. In the winter, the snow depth can be quite impressive due to all the moisture from the Pacific that falls as snow up at 5200′.

Just a Light Dusting

Just a light dusting…

This is also up at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, taken from the road over to the Hurricane Hill trailhead. That’s Hurricane Hill in the distance. The colorful bushes in the foreground are Mountain Ash.

Snowy Trail

Snowy Trail

Well, it’s not a REALLY Snowy Trail … ’cause you can still see the trail. But for early October, it was a pleasant surprise for find some fresh flakes on everything. And it was about this time that the snow flakes started falling again.

This is the upper section of the Wolf Creek Trail up at Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park.

First Snowfall

First Snowfall

I was up at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park and the first snowfall of the year had come down the night before. This nice stand of trees was right across from where I parked my car.

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