I have probably visited Mt. Rainier a dozen times in autumn, but this was the best fall color I had ever seen at Paradise with the huckleberry really putting on a nice snow. On my visit one year previously, snow covered the ground at this spot and the mountain was totally cloud covered. Photo opportunities can be very tenuous in autumn and a great amount of variability in conditions from year to year is typical. This peak of autumn color is quite brief, usually only lasting 3-4 days and typically occurs in early October. Within a week the color will have faded greatly and it won't be to long until winter transforms the landscape.
MT. RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, WASHINGTON
Toyo 45 AII camera with Schneider APO 210//5.6 lens and Fuji Velvia 50 film - 1 sec at f/32