Mist obscures the Cowlitz River far below the White Pine Scenic Byway (US 12).
Public domain. Photo by S. Clyde
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The start of autumn touches the trees surrounding the hills and mountains of Riffle Lake in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
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Columnar volcanic rock formations, known as “palisades,” are bathed in sunlight, seen from the Palisades Viewpoint along the White Pass Scenic Byway.
The sparkling Tieton River flows alongside the White Pass Scenic Byway as fall colors burst onto the scene.
Public domain. Ellen Berdan
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A cross-country skier glides through the alpenglow near White Pass, the setting sun reflecting in the glimmering snow.
Public domain. US Forest Service
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A family hikes along one of the several nature trails in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
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Mount Rainier rises majestically from the ocean of trees below, awing visitors at a viewpoint.
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