Even at the highest elevations, in the middle of thick forests, a melting glacier can provide the most magnificent and unexpected sighting of a waterfall. Between early summer and fall, the glaciers formed on the mountain are the source for these powerful falls. When you are approaching these falls on the trail, the sound of…

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Spending the night on Mt. Rainier will change the way you look at the nighttime sky forever. This photograph, taken in 1995, shows how the mountain glows as the sun sets, only to give way to the most spectacular show of stars you will ever see. The National Park lodge serves as the last semblance…

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Mount Rainier 1995

Mount Rainier holds a special place my heart. I discovered the Pacific Northwest when traveling on business there in the early 1990’s. I remember thinking “why hasn’t anyone ever told me about this place?”. I fell in love with the endless wilderness that defines the character of Washington State. This particular photo was taken in…

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These photos were taken in the North Cascades in 1996, back in my film days, during one of our Washington State hiking vacations. We loved the steep mountain trails zigzagging through the rough terrain, incredible waterfalls, hiking across some of the 300 glaciers above tree-line and looking forward to getting to the highest peak (well,…

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