Amber Waves on Upper Table 19-Sep-2018

Upper Table Rock Medford Southern Oregon

The Upper and Lower Table Rocks are popular flat-topped hiking destinations best known for their year-round views and for an expansive cover of colorful wildflowers (and vernal pools) in the Spring. By now, however, the heat of summer has toasted the landscape into the palette of umbers, ambers, and golds that signals the onset of Fall. Colors are now muted, subtle, no longer showy – but still beautiful. We spent the morning enjoying them.

Upper Table Rock Medford Southern Oregon
Going northwest across Upper Table
Upper Table Rock Medford Southern Oregon
Gold comes to Upper Table
Upper Table Rock Medford Southern Oregon
Heaps of grasses
Upper Table Rock Medford Southern Oregon
Going out to the VORTAC station
Upper Table Rock Medford Southern Oregon
VORTAC and grasses
Upper Table Rock Medford Southern Oregon
Mount McLoughlin through the lingering wildfire haze
Upper Table Rock Medford Southern Oregon
Heading back
Upper Table Rock Medford Southern Oregon
Another summer calls it quits

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