A crystal clear morning, unbeatable views, and standing on top of a mountain, it doesn't get much better than that.
Gothic Basin was one of the most phenomenal places I've ever been, the picture just doesn't do it any justice.
This was taken at 2:00am at 9200' on the Muir Snowfield. It was socked in all day below Panorama Point but totally clear above. I woke up at 1:30am and looked outside the tent at a completely clear and gorgeous sky and made myself get up and brave the freezing cold to take photos for the next hour and a half.
Beautiful day hike on dry creek alongside Lake Cushman
Monte Cristo, Kyes and Columbia Glacier reflecting in picture perfect Blanca Lake
The Summit of Mt Forgotten Meadows ...just a short scramble up from the meadows puts you at 5000ft elev. and gorgeous views of Twin Peaks east, Glacier Mt., Mt Forgotten.
Stopped for lunch a a quick photo before heading back to camp.
This was one of the many spiderwebs I found on the abandoned oil truck at the end of NF-9021 (accessible to hikers via the Zig Zag trail or dirt bikers via NF-9020/NF-9021).
The last remnants of the trail we saw before hitting the snow in all directions
This is an eerie time machine which stops off at Mayan ruins and other religious altars.
Looks like sea horses to me...
Sunset on Samish Bay Splatters Forest Blood Orange
Near Marmot Pass on the Olympic Peninsula.
Near Marmot Pass on the Olympic Peninsula
A fantastic view of Lake Cushman from the top of Mount Ellinor
Western Blue Flax Is blooming big-time in Black Canyon! It is candy for the eyes.
This was one of the prettiest Tweedy's bouquets seen along the Mills Canyon Road.
My tiny snowman friend looked on unsympathetically as I hung for dear life.
Cascadian Kim on the ridge between Navajo and Earl Peaks. Mt Stuart and Earl Peak in the background.