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11/14/22 - Changing Seasons Along Lake Crescent

We wanted an easy trail with a bit of sun. For us, that meant the Spruce Railroad Trail along the north shore of Lake Crescent. It used to be a forest trail. Now it's more of a road, much wider and paved, but it's still a pretty walk along a pretty lake in a great mountain setting. The trail itself was just below the the snow line, and it has always been easy going. Highlights were some fall colors and the setting.

A higher section of the trail, up 50-100 feet into the land of the snows

A glimpse of Storm King

Exposed rock

The bridge at the Devil's Punchbowl

High contrast forest

Storm King again

There's still a bit of the original wild trail.

Rose hips

More of the trail

The Barnes Creek valley

There was a little bird there, but we were not quick enough on the shutter.

A bit of fall color

Along the lake

A more cooperative bird on a tree

That bird again

Ferns along a snowy section

More forest

Keywords: lake crescent, spruce railroad