|Lake Ann from below Maple Pass,|
The pinnacle of the fall colors may arguably be in the region of Rainy and Washington Pass in early October. Here the larches turn golden and the berry plants at their feet a beautiful crimson red. It's a sight to behold and one that keeps tourists coming back for more year after year.
For motorists out for a Sunday drive, the Washington Pass Overlook cannot be missed. Just a short walk from the parking lot is the jaw-dropping, in your face view of Liberty Bell and its vertical north face with groves of golden larches just below its base. If you are lucky, you can catch this monolith with a dusting of snow up top!
Silver Star Mountain and Kangaroo Ridge can also be viewed to the east, as well as Highway 20 steeply descending a swith-back below Early Winters Spires on its way down to the Methow Valley.
|Blue Lake below Liberty Bell and |
Early Winters Spires.
|Fall larches below Cutthroat Pass, with|
Cutthroat Peak in the distance.
|Sunset on Silver Star Mountain from Cutthroat Pass.|
miles round trip, 2,400' elevation gain. But you will want to continue on to Stilleto Vista a short distance above for the views down to Bridge Creek and across to Logan and Goode. Larches abound and you can visit the former lookout site.