A lot can happen in 3 months—like an entire season of Mountain School, an epic flooding event, and sightings of wolves, cougars and dragons! On the eve of Winter Solstice, let’s look back on the highlights of this Fall, as told through photos by Institute staff. Warm beverage recommended!
Fall colors & textures
There’s no better way to start this season-celebrating collection than with a wallop of autumnal colors and textures. Every season has its delights, and turned-up-to-11 shades of red, orange, and yellow are this season’s specialty.
Our Mountain School crew
Fall at the Institute means Mountain School! If not visibly, the entire Institute staff was jumping up and down on the inside to see this program’s return. While our camera lens is usually trained on the students’ experiences, here we see the wonderful humans who made the magic happen.
Trails and the treasures there found
Nature-lovers for all seasons, Institute staffers know that despite Fall’s drizzly days and descending temps, the North Cascades region is a great place for exploring and discovering with friends.
So. Much. Rain.
The epic rainfall this November put many in Whatcom and Skagit counties under water, and the added punch of high winds knocked out power all around the region. We’re grateful to watch the water recede and to live in a community of folks who help one another during hard times like this.
Our Wild Views
We can never get enough of the big eyescapes, magnificent mountains and moody skies of our North Cascades and beyond. There’s always a new angle, a new light, a new feeling about these views.
And just for FUN!
Take a peek at how staffers—and in many cases, friends-who-happen-to-work-together—have fun when they’re off the clock.
Thanks for coming along on this photo round-up! As always, we invite you to share your own adventures with us—please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and your pics just might appear in our next round up!