Eastern Washington is home to a striking wheat producing region known as the Palouse. Built up by loess soils during the ice ages, these rolling hills provode a spectacular calendar to the changing seasons from atop Steptoe Butte.
Mount Rainier as it is known today, is a 14,410’ stratovolcano in Washington State. It holds more glacier systems than any mountain in the lower 48 states. Below its lofty heights, year-round recreation is found in deep coniferous forests and alpine meadows.
A rugged 10,541’ peak, Glacier is the least reknown and most remote of Washington’s volcanoes. Craggy galciers descend into deep U-shaped valleys filled with dense forests filled with wildlife. This view is to the north from the Pacific Crest Trail.
The title of this work refers to the first glimpse of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness after scaling a steep gateway- 7,600’ Aasgaard Pass. This dramatic granite plateau is shown here in 360.
At the heart of a rock-rimmed amphitheater, Palouse Falls drops 198’ from wheatlands before meeting the Snake River. Rainbows are common, as are rattlesnakes. Human remains have been discovered here dating to10,000 years ago.