We were staying in a log hut during a Seattle Mountaineers trip to Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, one of the dramatic high country huts in the Canadian Rockies, when it snowed one night. The next morning, Karen led an effort to create a snowman that reflected the changing seasons. It had a rain hat and a warm woolen scarf, as well as an evergreen mouth, a traditional carrot nose, and eyes of still-flowering… Read More
Autumn mushroom hunting is a way of life where I live, in the rain forests of the Olympic Peninsula. Here, the autumn scent of mushrooms in the rain hangs in the damp forest air.
The valley of the Dungeness River is a place of silence, interrupted mostly by the rushing of the river and the dreamlike songs of Hermit Thrushes high in the towering Western Hemlocks and Douglas Firs.
Backpacking into Royal Basin in Olympic National Park is a wondrous experience, in a place where massive geological forces have been at work for millions of years. Olympic Marmots and wildflowers add activity and delicate beauty to the hike.
A hike along the Gray Wolf Trail in Olympic National Forest.
Photographs of Olympic National Park’s extraordinarily deep Lake Crescent in storm light.