Friday, October 21, 2011

Columbia River to Lolo Pass

Here are a couple of images from my recent trail run from the Columbia River Gorge to Lolo Pass on the west side of Mount Hood.

I spotted this colorful Vine Maple a short ways down a talus slope. I scrambled down and made a half dozen close up images of the reds, oranges and yellows that were absolutely bursting with color under the diffused afternoon sun.

Olympus E-PM1, Olympus M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R, F16, 32mm, 1/60th sec, ISO 640

I jumped into the photo here to give the scene a little more interest. This section of the Pacific Crest Trail was a real treat to run through. The forest on the Benson Plateau is primarily Silver and Noble Fir with a beautiful carpet of Beargrass underneath.

Olympus E-PM1, Olympus M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R, F3.6, 15mm, 1/60th sec, ISO 1000

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