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Trout Creek Fall

Golden colors along Trout Creek in Trout Creek Campground

Trout Creek originates on the western slopes of Mt. Adams.  This lovely fall color is along the Trout Creek Campground trail just northwest of Trout Lake Washington.  My friend Ron and I were out exploring on a Friday evening of a weekend when several members of the Pacific Northwest Nature Photographers Forum were meeting for […]


Spring Splendor

The green splendor of spring along Cripple Creek

The splendor of Spring is on massive display along the little known Cripple Creek in the Mt. Hood National Forest.  The delightful many hues of Spring splendor manifest themselves with the diffused light of a cloudy sky.  The rain had just stopped so just about every green surface glowed in the wetness.


Foggy Falls

Foggy light at Big Springs Creek Falls (Philip A. Knouf)

This foggy falls is one of the levels at Big Springs Creek Falls in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington state.  My friend Ron and I were on on way to check out conditions higher up on Mt. Adams along FR 23.  It had been raining from a summer thunderstorm but stopped just before […]


Cripple Creek Spring

Spring flow on Cripple Creek.

Cripple Creek Spring is an image I made along Cripple Creek; a small tributary of the Clackamas River.  Cripple Creek drains from the high country of the Roaring River Wilderness and dumps into the Clackamas Wild and Scenic River.  This location is passed by literally thousands of travelers on FS 46 on their way up […]


Foggy Glow

The cold spring water creates it own fog in warm, rain moistened air at Big Spring Creek Falls.

  This image has a foggy glow to it which immediately caught my eye as I was driving on FR23 in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.  We had driven into rain showers just above Trout Lake Washington a couple of weeks into July on our trip to Tahklahk Lake to check out the flowers.  The […]


Lupines & Stream

Graceful Lupines and red Indian Paintbrush grow next to a small stream in the Mt. Adams Wilderness.

  These graceful Lupines and red Indian Paintbrush are growing next to a small stream flowing in a high meadow in the Mt. Adams Wilderness area in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington state.  This meadow is tucked away just off of FR 2329 and close to both the Killen Creek Campground and the […]