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Alpine (also called subalpine) and western larches are conifer trees that are deciduous. Their needles change color and drop to the group each year. These trees put on magnificent shows of yellow and orange in the Cascades and other mountains. In some regions, they are referred to as tamaracks. Right now, the alpine larches are at the peak of their color and I’d suggest that you head for the high mountains and enjoy them for this brief moment of the year before winter really sets in.

Sky and I traveled to an agility event last weekend. On the way, we stopped for a walk on the cross country ski trails at Loup Loup Pass. The western larch (tamarack) trees were marvelous with their golden needles. The ground was damp and smelled good. It was a nice way to start a trip.

We had a fun time at the event. Sky had three qualifying runs, all blue ribbons and a new title.

 

>I am pretty far behind on my personal work and hope to catch up in the near future.

On the Grasshopper Pass Trail near Harts Pass
a Pika
On the Grasshopper Pass Trail near Harts Pass
a surprising variety of wildflowers still in bloom
On the Grasshopper Pass Trail near Harts Pass
On the Grasshopper Pass Trail near Harts Pass
On the Grasshopper Pass Trail near Harts Pass
Glorious Larch Trees
On the Grasshopper Pass Trail near Harts Pass
On the Grasshopper Pass Trail near Harts Pass
On the Grasshopper Pass Trail near Harts Pass
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