Posted by: columbiahighlands | September 13, 2010

Fall events in the Columbia Highlands

Early fall colors on Abercrombie Mountain. Photo: Derrick Knowles.

Fall in the Columbia Highlands means cooler temperatures, warm autumn colors, no mosquitoes, and cathedral-quiet trails. This autumn, join Conservation Northwest for several events that guarantee great views of the brilliant fall colors of the Columbia Highlands.

On September 25, hike the Jungle Hill trail up silvery-gray slopes covered by sagebrush and subalpine fir and highlighted by aspen groves ablaze with leaves. On October 9, hike to the summit of Columbia Mountain, where from the restored historic fire lookout views abound of nearby mountains awash with the golden fall foliage of western larch.

On October 2, Join Conservation Northwest and the U.S. Forest Service for a day of tree planting in the Columbia Highlands. Volunteers will revegetate a decommissioned Forest Service road in key wildlife habitat in Pend Oreille county with alder, ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir and white pine saplings.

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