Sunset from the Vista House
Looking west towards Washougal, WA from the Vista House above Highway 30 in Oregon.
Sunset on the Vista House along the Oregon side of the Columbia Gorge.
Looking south past the last tier in a series of falls along Panther Creek in Skamania County, WA. Follow an unmarked trailhead to a sturdy viewing platform overlooking the falls. Climbing 136 feet down steep and rugged terrain puts you at the base of these year-round falls. I don't recommend attempting the trek to the base without experience in off trail scramble... and some rope.
North of Cinebar, WA along NF-71. Once heavily travelled, this gravel road is now mostly forgotten. Air down your tires and head up these old roads for some spectacular views.
Looking west down Sawtooth Ridge looming over the Nisqually River valley just south of Mount Rainier National Park.
View from High Rock
Looking down into the Nisqually River valley just south of Mount Rainier National Park from the most prominent point along the Sawtooth Ridge. Check out what happens when the sky clears in the next picture.
Shadows from ever-present clouds paint the Nisqually River Valley.
Near Pomeroy, WA heading south towards Umatilla National forest. Beautiful stillness.
Wahclella Falls along Tanner Creek, a tributary of the Columbia River. It flow into the Columbia River through the gorge area.
Rainier at Sunrise
Mt. Rainier as seen from Capitol Forest at sunrise.
Vance Creek Viaduct
Looking down 347ft to Vance Creek below the long abandoned bridge built by the American Bridge Co. in 1939 for Simpson Timber. This Mason County bridge is the second tallest railway arch ever build in the United States.
Mt. Rainier from Capitol Peak
Perfectly positioned above the early morning clouds on Capitol Peak.
NF-40 heading south through the Umatilla National Forest in Eastern Washington. There are several small cabins available to rent in the area.
A small selection left standing after logging in the area.
Last light near the Johnston Ridge Observatory in the Mount Saint Helens National Monument.
Spirit Lake Highway offering a chance to drive right into the heart of the Mount Saint Helens National Monument.