Ecstasy of Color

At 4392 m (14410 ft) high Mt. Rainier volcano the Indian Summer fall colors of the leaves peak around early to mid-October.
The fall period causes rapid day to day variations in temperature and weather and a sunny warm day can be followed by 50 cm (20 inch) of fresh snow and blowing ice-cold winds. Every night the temperature drops below freezing level, turning the leaves into a burst of colors.

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