Penstemon davidsonii

October 6, 2007: Marvin and I decided we would drive over Lolo Pass and look at the autumn leaves. the road to Lolo Pass exits the north side of US 26 at milepost 42, just across the highway from the ZigZag District Ranger Station.

Vine Maple in Autumn
Autumn Vine Maple Lolo Pass road 10/14/2007 Clackamas County

The leaves were gorgeous… brilliant reds, bright oranges and golden yellows marked the vine maples.

Penstemon Lolo Pass road 10/6/2007 Clackamas County

We were surprised to find Penstemon davidsonii in bloom this late in the season.

We continued our travel to Wahtum Lake, Hood River County, OR. We took a short hike as the hour was getting late. Patches of snow trailside warned us of impending winter conditions but for now it was another delightful fall day in the mountains.


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