The Indian Heaven Wilderness protects 20,960 acres in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The landscape is primarily a forested plateau with some meadows and over 150 small lakes and ponds. Indian Heaven can be mosquito torture in July, but is very pleasant in autumn and is famous for abundant huckleberries. This is a typical autumn scene with cooler temperatures and frequent fog. The forest here at about 4000 feet is primarily composed of noble and silver fir which are featured in this image along with changing huckleberry bushes.
GIFFORD PINCHOT NATIONAL FOREST, WASHINGTON
Toyo 45 AII camera with Schneider APO 210/5.6 lens on Fuji Velvia 50 film - 1 second at f/32