The trillium were out in wonderful display at Boulder River.
Sunlight cascading through the Douglas firs and Western hemlocks creates a moment of dark-light contrasts on the West Tiger 3 trail.
Clearing a trail, placing a bridge, and preparing a sill for the bridge.
The log fell a little bit further than expected, so it needed to be hauled up to the new bridge.
Well, at least it is level and in position.
the new San Juan National monument... upgrades to the mud hole road..otherwise the same great views
There were two large groups of beautiful Calypso Orchids in the forest of pine, oaks, and Douglas firs within the first half mile of the trail.
We saw about 50 of these along the Lyle Cherry Orchard Trail near the junction of the road to the orchard.
The fragrance of the lupine in this section of the trail was heavenly!
View of Mount Hood from the Columbia Hills Nature Preserve
Flowers in the Early Winters Campground.
Taken On The Boulder River Trail With Fellow WTA Member Micah Glassey And His 18 Month Old Son Parker. What A Great Day!
Pit stop on lower bridal veil falls.
Seen from Mount Si, Mount Constance and the Olympics dwarf the skyscrapers of downtown Seattle. From Mount Si on a clear day, one can resolve landmarks such as the Columbia Tower, Smith Tower, and Space Needle. Conversion of the photo to grayscale helps compensate for atmospheric haziness that limits resolution. Taken with a Nikon S8200, shutter 1/800 sec, f/5.1, ISO 100.
A flower I haven't seen before
The second big waterfall along the trail, the first is pre-show falls
Camped at Kalaloch, such an amazing place
Got to love the HOH Rainforest