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Mount Rainier winter sunset

Exploring Mount Rainier in the Winter

Looking for a winter wonderland to explore? Look no further than Mount Rainier National Park! The winter months brings almost daily blankets of fresh snow and leaves the forests, meadows, rivers, and wonderful peaks of the park in prime condition for winter photography and activities. Just a short drive from
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Sunrise in the canyon, near Leavenworth.

Fall Colors in Washington | Landscape Photography

Washington isn’t known for it’s fall colors but I hope to change that. Most people just don’t know where to look! The east coast tries to steal the show but there are spectacular colors in Washington as well. Here are my favorite spots to catch autumn colors for fall photography
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Glorious day for reflections at Reflection Lake, Mt. Rainier

A Photographer’s Guide to Mount Rainier

The crown jewel of the Cascades. Mount Rainier towers over the surrounding mountains and stands tall even from hundreds of miles away. Just a couple hours from Seattle, Rainier (along with the Olympics) is usually on the bucket list of Washington visitors. Rainier is my most visited place in Washington
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Johnston Ridge Milky Way

Capturing the Milky Way at Mt. Saint Helens

It’s been 39 years since the 1980 eruption at Mt. Saint Helens. There’s plenty to see and do at the national monument – my favorite being the milky way. The best times to see the Milky Way are earlier in the year when the sky gets dark enough early in
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Overnight At Easy Pass

Easy Pass is an “off the highway, up the pass” sort of hike on the east side of North Cascades National Park. The trail really shouldn’t be named “Easy” Pass as steep graded incline awaits you for most of the trail. This was an overnight trip for me and since
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Backpacking, Sunshine, and New Gear in the North Cascades

Summer is always a great time for exploration and adventure. Unfortunately, many people have the same idea and that leads to crowded destinations. I’ve been spending a lot of time near Mount Ranier but usually the least crowded places are the ones furthest away, so I decided to look further.
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Part 2: Rain With A Chance of Sunshine In The Olympics

Nature is always full of surprises. The day started with heavy overcast skies and the forecast didn’t look great either. The previous day was totally rained out so we didn’t have high hopes for the second day. We got up early and planned to do a morning hike at Obstruction
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Part 1: Rain With A Chance of Sunshine In The Olympics

I recently spent a few days to explore the Olympics. It’s sort of become a bi-yearly trip. I don’t go too often as I enjoy the other national parks in Washington a bit more, but ONP is beautiful in it’s own right and I would still like to spend some
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St Helens Milkyway

Mount St. Helens In May

This year marks the 38th anniversary of the last major eruption of Mount St. Helens. 38 years since the northern face of Mount St. Helens was blown apart, much of the surrounding valley is still recovering as nature slowly reclaims the scorched earth created by the eruption. Last week I
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Lake 22 Trail Report

The curiously-named Lake Twentytwo is the center of an oasis of alpine wetland nestled on the northern shoulder of Mount Pilchuck. The hike to the lake combines the best of mountain rainforests, old-growth, wetlands, and mountain views, yet it is readily accessible. In winter the route lends itself to snowshoeing.
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