Our beautiful sunrise turned quickly into a smoky, hazy hike up to Skyscraper at Mount Rainier. Still not sure which fires contributed to that, but it made for some drama (and some fun) on the trail. It began to clear on our way back. Great day in the mountains.
Now if only I was on a mountain !
Today was full of mountain time. I rose just as nautical twilight was ending and civil twilight was beginning to paint the sky. Quiet roads. Ribbons of pink and blue. And an unmistakable calm. I’ve been to Reflection Lake many times but it is never exactly the same. That might be the thing that gives… Continue reading Paradise
It’s been a busy week. Two hikes at Mount St Helen’s, the usual tedium of work and all the driving. Yeah, all the driving. Seemed like I might take a break this weekend. But when my niece told me she’d like to do a sunrise hike at Rattlesnake before returning to Portland for the… Continue reading To Hike or Not To Hike
Great day to be alive. Here are a few more pictures ♡
For the better part of this year I have been growing my obsession with the sun. Well, to be fair, not just the sun, but the whole sky. Sunrise, sunset, the formation and density of clouds, the position and phases of the moon and every single atmospheric condition that contributes to these phenomenae. I am… Continue reading Looking Up