Autumn in Skagit Valley and North Cascades


One doesn’t normally associate the northwestern corner of the US with fall colors. New England the Mid-Atlantic states in the northeast are usually the focus of any autumn photo spread.

But autumn in Skagit Valley and North Cascades is not too shabby.

The valley and the rivers make wonderful spots for fall.

Up the valley a bit along the Baker and Skagit Rivers fall colors abound. Salmon spawn in the fall. The entire valley is lit up and on display!

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The main contributors to Fall here in the North Cascades are the blueberry/huckleberry bushes, which carpet the mountains in bright reds and the larch, who’s green needles turn bright orange in the first week or October. . .

North Cascades Photo Tours are also available!

Larch grow new green needles each spring, and in early October they turn orange and fall off! The elevation of the larch varies in Western Washington, usually you can find the larch between 5,000 and 7,000 ft elevation.

Fine Art Prints as well as Canvas Wraps are also available in a wide range of sizes and frames. Here is the Gallery Page.

4 thoughts on “Autumn in Skagit Valley and North Cascades

  1. I always try to think of something new to say about your photos, Andy, but the same adjectives always come to mind: gorgeous, stunning, awe-inspiring. Especially love your shot of Prussik Peak.

  2. thank you for sharing these beautiful photos with me

    On Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 8:41 PM North Western Images – photos by Andy Porter wrote:

    > Andy Porter posted: “Andy Porter Images One doesn’t normally associate the > northwestern corner of the US with fall colors. New England the > Mid-Atlantic states in the northeast are usually the focus of any autumn > photo spread. But autumn in Skagit Valley and the North Casc” >

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