The setting sun reflecting off passing stormclouds bathes Palouse Falls in warm reddish light. Thanks to spring runoff, now is a great time to visit the falls.
Just as I was driving up to the dike access, this owl was drawing attention to the rules of the locale.
Be prepared out there in the winter! Carry the Ten Essentials and winter survival gear in your backpack when snowshoeing and hiking.
Pass through a valley of mini trees before climbing Hex Mountain.
Only one way up.
This was a fun sighting after crossing the Skinwood Creek Bridge! It DOES pay to look back when hiking; esp. if you're doing a loop trail!
At the peak with the sun peaking through. Super cold up there!
A bad weather snowshoe up to Mallardy Ridge resulted in little picture taking. On our way down after crossing the bridge I stopped and snapped this long exposure of the cascade. I didn't have a tripod with me so I braced my hand against the railing and hoped for the best. I was very pleased when I loaded the images to my computer the following day and found that it turned out just as I envisioned.
Often our mountain peaks are obscured by fog...but, geese?
Grazing swans ignore the sunset on Mt. Baker
The early light on Mt. Baker
The lefter fall of the twin falls, on the Boulder River hike
Taking a break from the pack.
Wildflowers line the trail as backpacker Kent Doughty approaches Skyline Divide on our trek back down to the Skyline Divide trailhead on the last day of our three-day backpacking trip into Chowder Basin.
Snow on the southwest side of Heather Lake, below Mt. Pilchuck
I shot this photo with my Hipstamatic Iphone app on the way back to the TH.
Black-and-white view of Mount Index (center), taken from Heybrook Lookout, March 24, 2013. Taken with a Nikon S8200, 1/400 sec, F 7.2, ISO 100.
Found this shooting star along with many others while out exploring the Quincy Lakes in Eastern WA.
Hikers on the bluff trail at Ebey's Historical Landing on Whidbey Island. This is by far the best bluff trail overlooking Pudget Sound with unobstructed views of Olympic Mountains.
Panoramic view of snowshoers at Artist Point with Mount Baker and Table Mountain in the background. One of the top snowshoeing destination in Washington State.