Reflection Lakes - Don Jensen

Top 10 Fall Hikes

1)  Reflection Lakes – Moderate | Paradise Area This is a popular hike for many reasons especially on a clear day. In summer the lakes are bordered with wildflowers but in fall the lakes are bordered with mountain ash and the gold-threaded leaves of...
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FALL COLOR DISPLAYS

Vine Maple, high elevation huckleberry bushes and Larch (Tamarack) are the main sources of fall color and begin turning in late September. Larch is golden and is visible after much of the other color is gone. It is only found in the Chinook Pass and White Pass areas...
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Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad Fall Rides

Celebrate the brilliant autumn season with a themed ride on the Mt. Rainier Railroad. Choose from a family day out on the Pumpkin Train or Autumn Leaves ride. Enjoy a day of history on the Civil War Train or savor a full-bodied red on the Washington Wine Express...
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Mushroom Picking

Dozens of good edible mushroom species begin to appear in late summer. Most species need the first fall rains to come before they appear. Some species wait until the first frosts. As is well-known mushrooms can be poisonous, so mushroom hunters need to have positively identified species...
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Hunt for Huckleberries

Non-commercial berry picking is allowed within the National Park. Two quarts per person per day of huckleberries, blackberries, thimbleberries and salmonberries may be gathered by hand. This small quantity has been determined to not adversely affect park wildlife...