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Douglas Creek and Canyon

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Douglas Creek originates on the upper shrub - steppe of the Columbia plateau East of the Columbia River and North of the town of Waterville, Wa.  around 3000' where area streams and creeks drain into it from elevations of more than 4000' as it winds it's way South losing elevation before turnin ...

Wildflowers Everywhere

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I have been photographing wildflowers for many years watching the seasons of wither and dormancy give way to the color and renewal of Spring and Summer. These repetitive, subconscious, and reflexive acts have resulted in hundreds of photographs of the same flowers. I recently paused to question why ...

ZION : A Place of Refuge

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  Zion, not the fictional capitol of the machines in the Matrix, but Utah's oldest National Park is a unique space within the Southwest created by natural forces over a time period unfathomable by the human mind. The plateau, the canyon, and the many side canyons some so narrow you can barel ...

The First Wildflower

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It was the 3rd week of February as we ascended the steep slopes of Swakane Canyon heading for the top of Entiat Ridge when at 4000 feet a hint of bright yellow color caught my eye in a small snow free area of South facing and sun exposed ground revealing what on closer look would be the first wildfl ...

Long Trail : Pacific Crest Trail – PCT

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  The Pacific Crest Trail commonly known as the "PCT" is designated as a National Scenic Trail which is part of the National Trail System formed by the U.S. government in 1968 under the National Trails System Act. The PCT was an idea conceived by Clinton Churchill Clarke in 1932 who worked ...

The Goat Rocks Wilderness Loops

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The Goat Rocks Wilderness Loops

Looking down Klickitat Ridge from Old Snowy.

The Goat Rocks Wilderness area consist of around 108,000 acres located along the crest of Washington's Central Cascade Mountain Range. It is here where there once stood a 12,000' volcanic mountain that erupted some two million years ago leaving Mt. Curtis Gilbert as the highest remaining point along ...

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