Mt. Hood, Oregon. You probably can't see it in this picture but people are skiing here in late August. A week later, this view would have been obscured by smoke from forest fires in Central Oregon.
|Multnomah Falls, Oregon|
Olympia, WA was sunny and bright which was unusual for me because I've only ever been there in the rain. You can see the Washington State Capitol in the background.
|Pears are getting close to harvest time. Near Leavenworth, WA|
Roslyn, WA has a rich heritage in coal mining and it is also known as the filming site of the 1990's TV show, Northern Exposure. If you've seen the show, you may recognize some of these scenes which the town still tries to preserve (like the radio station).
|Sunset from Port Orchard, WA. Olympia National Park in the background|
|Approaching Seattle on the Bremerton Ferry|
|Pike Street Market, Seattle|
Made it to Canada on this trip, too.
|North Vancouver, BC from Vancouver Sea Bus|
It was a treat to see a (I think) Willow Ptarmigan up in Mt. Seymour Provincial Park, north of Vancouver, since they are a far-northern bird.
I've never had a clearer view of Mt. Ranier than this. One November when I was working temporarily in Seattle for three weeks, I never saw Mt. Ranier at all. The locals assured me it was out there, hidden by the clouds and rain.
|Mt. Ranier from the east|