Jewels of the Pacific Northwest


Sometimes great photo opportunities are available from the road.

On the way home from visiting central Washington, I was blessed with beautiful blue skies on Chinook Pass. It seemed only a stone’s throw to the summit of 14,409-foot Mt. Rainier.

Next stop was Takhlakh Lake on the north side of Mt. Adams. Storm clouds were forming fast, providing dramatic views of the 12,276-foot summit.

The tall, snow-covered majestic volcanoes are deservedly called the crown jewels of the Northwest.

Summit of Mt. Rainier

Summit of Mt. Rainier

Summit of Mt. Adams

Summit of Mt. Adams

Summit of Mt. Hood

Summit of Mt. Hood

Wildflowers near Chinook Pass

Wildflowers near Chinook Pass

A pair to draw to - - - two BMW GLs

A pair to draw to – – – two BMW GSs

Mt. Rainier over Lake Tipsoo

Mt. Rainier over Lake Tipsoo

Mt. Adams over Takhlakh Lake (iPhone photo)

Mt. Adams over Takhlakh Lake (iPhone photo)

Fife's Peak

Fife’s Peak

Melting snowfield on Mt. Rainier near Sunrise Lodge

Melting snowfield on Mt. Rainier near Sunrise Lodge

Scenery from Cayuse Pass

Scenery from Cayuse Pass

Tatoosh RIdge

Tatoosh RIdge

Roadside wildflowers

Roadside wildflowers

 

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1 comment

  1. Inspiring photos, John. Too many beautiful places, too little time.

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