A western tent caterpillar (Malacosoma californicum) near Piper's Creek. This orange and black beauty will blossom into...a brown-winged moth. Taken with my Nikon S8200.
The hot pink coralroot brightens up a background of green forest.
Three of us hiked along the Thunder Creek trail to the McAllister Bridge. While eating lunch there, we were visited by several sapsuckers and I took this picture.
We hiked to Heather Lake in the mist. The water droplets on the plants were fun to take pictures of.
Exploring Upper Ape Cave with a little extra illumination from the "Skylight."
Looking toward Mount Stuart from the summit of Koppen Mountain.
After taking a crack peaks along Ragged Ridge, we caught this view just below Easy Pass on our way out.
Switchbacking up next to a stone sentinel
Lake Elizabeth (#1071) Central Cascades - Stevens Pass - West; Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District and Apex Mine
Trout Lake, Skykomish, West Foss River and Lakes hike
Taken from Shellrock Peak about 5:30 in the morning of July 2.
Last moments of light at the end of the day at Granite Mountain Lookout
Heading back down the Ira Spring Trail after a visit to Mason Lake. Mount Rainier visible in the distance.
This is a puzzler, I have never seen one of these. Is it a sport or seedling variation? I think it is a seedling variation because of the multiple stems coming up. A sport would only have one purple stem, I think.
View of Mount Olympus from Blue Glacier lateral moraine.
Trying to get to Glacier Basin and came across an 18th century mining town.