Trekking through Autumn in America’s wildlands

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+OlympiaNationalForest_USFSThe USDA Forest Service has designed a Fall Color 2016 Website “to provide a lots of great information about Fall Colors on your National Forests and Grasslands.” You are invited to  “spend some time while you’re here looking and learning about one of the greatest natural events on the plant—autumn in America’s wildlands.

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Julianne G. Crane

Photo: “This 2,349 acre Wilderness is one of the smallest wildernesses in the Western United States. Wonder Mountain Wilderness borders the Olympic National Park and is located west of Lake Cushman in Mason County. Terrain is generally rugged and ranges from a low of 1,740 feet in McKay Creek to the summit of Wonder Mountain at 4,758 feet. The lower slopes are heavily timbered with dense stands of Douglas- fir, western hemlock, and Pacific silver fir. Massive rock outcrops and precipitous pinnacles are common in the higher elevations. (Credit: USDA Forest Service)

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