COLORS OF FALL
SPLENDOR NEAR THE LAKE
Stehekin Fence by Billy Sullivan
“When leaves loose chlorophyll, the hidden colors become visible as the nutrients flow into the roots for reuse in the spring.”
Cover photograph by Richard Uhlhorn
Billy Sullivan Photos - Lake Chelan Magazine
“The red color in the leaves is made by bright sun light and cold temperatures. Burgandy color is caused by a combination of red pigment and chlorophyll.”
Sunset behind Stormy Mountain by Timothy Oldfield
Maples by Richard Uhlhorn
Richard Uhlhorn Photographs
Peak colors for the North Cascade Mountains is normally mid-September to mid-October
The North Cascades Institute published an article in 200i9 that gives an excellent explanation as to why leaves change colors in autumn by Brandi Stewart.
Stehekin on my Mind
Kaitin Hetterscheidt accompanied the Lake Chelan Magazine crew in 2016 to Stehekin to film the fall colors. It was predicted that the colors would be at their peak during our stay - instead we were met with rain and clouds and colors that were less than what I have seen in the past. But it never matters what the weather is, you are always left with a deep impression of Stehekin and the North Cascades. This video has been shared on All Things Stehekin Facebook and has been a favorite. It deserves a second viewing!