Weekly Update 10/01/09

With cooler nights and a dusting of snow in the Cascades, it feels like fall in Oregon. Colors are just starting to change throughout most of the state, but expect significant color change in the next week to ten days.

Oregon Coast, 888.628.2101 for visitor information
The color change is just starting. Look for yellowing big leaf maples through the central and northern Coast Range, and red crawdads on the rocky bottoms of coastal streams.

Willamette Valley, 800.547.5445 for visitor information
The color change is just starting. Trina, from the Detroit Ranger Station reported spots of yellow, red and orange along the West Cascade Scenic Byway. She says that from Detroit to Estacada, “the road just gets prettier and prettier at every turn.”

Greater Portland, 800.962.3700 for visitor information
The color change is just starting. Look for light yellows on the tops of the trees.

Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge, 888-622-4822 for visitor information
The color change is just starting in the Mt. Hood Territory. After cool evenings and light snow this week, expect to see significant color change in the week to come. The color change has not started in the Columbia River Gorge.

Southern Oregon, 800-448-4856 for visitor information
The color change is just starting in Southern Oregon. Look for yellows along the roads and hillsides, and red sugar and vine maples above 2500 ft elevation.

Central Oregon, 800-800-8334 for visitor information
The color change is just starting.

Eastern Oregon, 800-332-1843 for visitor information
The color change is just starting in Eastern Oregon. The best reds and golds are visible on the Eastern Oregon University campus in La Grande. The Wallowa Mountains experienced hard frosts this week but little color change. The yellowing aspen in the Steens Mountains are a bright spot in southeastern Oregon.

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3 thoughts on “Weekly Update 10/01/09

  1. I bet the colors and scenery in Oregon is simply a dream.

    It would be wonderful to visit there. The mountains there probably make the mountain in West Virginia look like mole hills.

    Fall is so wonderful what a great time of year for photography…

  2. I don’t know aobut mole hills but the mountains are gorgeous here. Fall makes me think of photography too. Coming soon- Fall photo tips from a real pro!

  3. I miss the season’s that Oregon has..especially FALL. Living in AZ is wonderful during the winter months when it’s so cold up there but the summer’s, I long to be home in Oregon.

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