October 1, 2014 Colfax, Washington

Evening sky
Evening sky

Sunrise on Steptoe, Sunset at Home

Drove up Steptoe at dawn for a cloudless sunrise. Temperature at the top was hovering around freezing with a strong wind again, beautiful scene, nasty conditions to shoot in.

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First light from Steptoe
First light from Steptoe
First light from Steptoe
First light from Steptoe
First light from Steptoe
First light from Steptoe

The wind was rattling the tripod around so much, I finally retreated to the relative comfort of the Prius and shot from the window, angling the car into the wind to prevent as much camera shake as possible. Also had the heater turned up full blast as the temps at the top of Steptoe hovered around freezing.

First light from Steptoe
First light from Steptoe
First light from Steptoe
First light from Steptoe

 

 

 

 

 

New sprouts
New sprouts

Notice the new green sprouts coming in on parts of the field above. I really am tempted to hang around and see the fields turn from dull brown to bright green over the next few weeks, but I guess I have kind of made up my mind to continue on my way south.

Returned home around 10 and worked processing images and readying blog entries.

Evening sky
Evening sky
Western sky through the trees
Western sky through the trees

As the sun was setting I looked out my side window at the hillside east of the campground and saw some wonderful colors developing.

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2 thoughts on “October 1, 2014 Colfax, Washington”

    1. Hi Sheryl

      This is an absolutely fascinating place. I had planned on coming here in late spring and early summer when the fields are all fresh and colorful but got scared away by the high ( 90 – 100 ) temps. I plan on stopping back here next spring on my way to Alaska now that I have seen what the area offers. Everyone should stand at the top of Steptoe Butte and watch the sun cast it’s rays across the landscape at least once in their life !

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