Camas Meadows

Blog for Camas Meadows Lodge™. Located on Camas Meadows Natural Area Preserve outside of Leavenworth, Washington. All materials and photos copyrighted 2006-2017©

Sunday, October 08, 2006

The long warm sunny spell ended this morning with rain showers. The sun broke through to shine on Three Brothers Peak.

Last week the temperatures ranged from highs in the upper 70's to a low of 29 degrees. We have not had the cool mornings that fall generally brings. The forecast for the coming week is sunny days and cooler nights.

The aspen have completed turning color, while the maples are halfway through the color change. The larch have just started to turn. The next two weeks wll be the peak of the fall color season. Hopefully, with the cooler temperatures Three Brothers Peak will get a mantle of snow to complement the fall colors in the meadow.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

October 1, 2006

Fall, according to the calendar, starts on September 21st. On the meadow, however, fall starts when the aspen start turning color. This year the aspen started changing color on September 25th. In the past couple of days, several groves have, changed to completely golden yellow while other groves are still green.

Last week the daytime temperatures were up in the low 80's, while the nighttime low was only 38 degrees. Fall is just beginning.

The elk think it is fall. They are back in the meadow hanging around in the aspen groves. The best time to see them is at dusk and dawn. Evening is the best time to use the elk call and initiate a conversation. The elk "bugle" is more like a whistle. The bull elk does respond to any potential rivals using the elk call.