Ron Hanko's photos with the autumn

Staghorn Sumac

Staghorn Sumac
These are the fruits of the Staghorn Sumac, photographed in Bass River Recreation Area in Michigan. The fruits, though rather hairy, release a burst of flavor when bitten and can be used to make a delicious tea full of Vitamin C.
Added on November  5, 2018

Staghorn Sumac

Staghorn Sumac
Photographed in the Bass River Recreation Area, this is one of four Sumac species that grow in Michigan. The fruits, shown in the inset photo, can be eaten and make a delicious drink high in Vitamin C.
Added on November  5, 2018

Maple Pass

Maple Pass
This is where we were today - we went to see the larches at Heather and Maple Passes in the North Cascades. They were past their peak but still beautiful. We hiked a nine mile loop with 2500 elevation gain as well as a side trail to Lake Ann, visible on…
Added on October 18, 2018

Twin Sisters

Twin Sisters
As the sky cleared Twin Sisters also came into view to the southwest. These peaks are visible from our home town, but from the opposite side.
Added on January  8, 2017

Park Butte Fire Lookout

Park Butte Fire Lookout
This was my destination on the first part of my October hike, the Park Butte fire lookout, though I would come to it from the other side of this rocky outcrop. The fire lookout is available on a first come, first serve, basis for camping out and is no lo…
Added on December 26, 2016

Rocky Creek

Rocky Creek
This was Rocky Creek after I crossed it. It looks fairly innocent but was fast and quite deep and difficult to cross without getting my feet wet. I was on my way to Park Butte and the trail would climb through forest from this point until it reached ano…
Added on December 15, 2016

Near Rocky Creek

Near Rocky Creek
It had rained hard the night before and everything was wet and running with water when I hiked the Park Butte trail. This was just one of many small streams that resulted from the rain. There is snow up there now, over ten feet at Artist's Point and I'm…
Added on December 14, 2016

Schreiber's Meadows

Schreiber's Meadows
The Park Butte trail beings near Schreiber's Meadows, a wet boggy area full of small ponds. With the early morning light and reflections and the autumn colors it was very beautiful when I hiked there.
Added on December  5, 2016

Iceberg Lake

Iceberg Lake
This will be the last of the photos from my Chain Lakes hike. I have more but want to go on to other things. The lake in the photo is Iceberg Lake and the slope on the far side of the lake is the west shoulder of Table Mountain. At this point I was abo…
Added on November 30, 2016

Ptarmigan Ridge and Huntoon Point

Ptarmigan Ridge and Huntoon Point
Ptarmigan Ridge is the ridge that begins on the right of the photo. It sweeps off to the right and leads all the way to Mount Baker. I am crossing the ridge here and heading back along the south slope of Table Mountain. The trail here is mostly cinder…
Added on November 29, 2016