The following photos show the colours as I found them, in the rangelands, canyons, bluffs, and towns of the Inland Northwest, from the years 2004-2009.
A canyon, north of Airway Heights
At the Coeur d'Alene Resort
A side street in Coeur d'Alene
A canyon south of Valleyford
The scablands, south of Edwall
Heckle and Jeckle on horseback, near Mt. Spokane
A driveway up on Greenbluff
The scablands, near Marlin
In the scablands south of Edwall
A nature preserve, south of Spokane
Near a shooting range, Mica
Along the Coeur d'Alene River, Cataldo
The tree where I work. As long as I can remember, it would hold onto its leaves until the first hard frost. Then they would all drop, still green. In the past few years it has turned a beautiful orange, and this year as well.
You can look for colour where you will find everyone else looking for it...or you can make your own adventure out of trying to see what else you can find.