Autumn Kettle River Valley - NW Ferry County

This collection of images focuses on the Kettle River primarily within the United States before it's confluence with the Columbia River at Lake Roosevelt.
KETTLE RIVER - BAMBER MOUNTAIN
The Kettle River in autumn with Bamber Mountain as background.

LEAF IN WATER








BLUE ASPENS
Throughout the Kettle River Valley Quaking Aspen groves are intermixed with open pine slopes and grassy, rolling meadows.





RED MAPLE LEAVES
INDIAN SUMMER
Autumn colors begin in late September, peak in October and oft times stretch into the month of November 



MULE DEER DOE IN AUTUMN SUN
Both Mule Deer and Whitetail Deer are plentiful throughout the Kettle River Valley.





MISTS OVER CURLEW LAKE
Curlew Lake fed by Curlew Creek drain into the Kettle River Valley in northern Ferry County.
The Kettle River Range form the backdrop for this photograph
TAMARACK IN COLOR
Tamarack or Western Larch are one of the prominent tree species of the Kettle River Range.
GRAVEL BAR ON KETTLE RIVER
Low water during the late autumn months is the norm for this mountain range fed northern river.
MISTY MOUNTAINS
Autumn rains bring relief from hot, dry summers and create lifting mists across the mountain ridges.
WINDING MOUNTAIN ROAD
The landscape surrounding the Kettle River is a mixture of rugged mountain ridges
often rising in sheer vertical rock, and steep, tumbling creek drainages plummeting
into the valley below.  
AUTUMN EVENING VULCAN MOUNTAIN
Vulcan Mountain is one of the prominent topographical features of the Kettle River Valley near Curlew, Washington, U.S.A.
WOMAN & DOG
A walker and her canine companion pause to reflect on the autumn mists rising off the Kettle River.
SETTING SUN OVER FOREST
The setting sun alights a thin cloud cover over the pines and cottonwoods of the Kettle River Valley.
LEAF RIPPLES IN RIVER
KETTLE RIVER AUTUMN VIEW
A stretch of the Kettle River in northwestern Ferry County in early October.
CATTAILS AND ASPENS
A small wetlands marsh adjacent to a Quaking Aspen grove in the Kettle River Valley
GOLDEN RIVER
When the cottonwoods are in full color and the mountains take on a blue light the Kettle River turns a deep golden hue.
LONG AND WINDING ROAD
A drive thru the Kettle River Valley is a favorite pastime for many folks in NE Washington State.
GOLDEN ASPENS BLUE MOUNTAINS
ROLLING MEADOWS
LEAF ON STONE
AUTUMN REFLECTION AND ICE
Often the Kettle River begins to freeze in the last month of autumn.
FIERY SKY OVER THE MOUNTAINS 
FROSTED APSENS
SUNRISE THRU COTTONWOODS
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