Can Hardly See the Trail for the Trees

Can Hardly See the Trail for the Trees

The trail down there is also a service road … so it’s wider than a typical trail. This is all second growth and the trees are too close together for any to get much light. In a couple hundred years, maybe it will be more of a forest instead of a bunch of pencil trees.

Trail Views

Trail View 1

I like photos of trails … and I seem to be particularly fond of those where the trail curves around out of sight. This adds a bit of mystery to the image. These two were taken on Tri-X … a classic black and white film with good exposure latitude. The camera was my Nikon FM3A … one of the last film cameras that Nikon made.

Trail View 2

Rusty Ruins

Searchlight Storage

These two buildings are typical of those found at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. The small building above housed a powerful searchlight which could be rolled out to the edge of the bluff and used to spot enemy ships attempting to enter Puget Sound (never happened). I’m not sure what the building was shown below, but it’s being reclaimed by nature.

Abandoned Building

Artillery Anchor Rings

Anchor Ring 1

These are anchor rings for artillery pieces that were used pre-WWI … The artillery was never fired except in practice. These are at Fort Worden State Park … and there were two other forts (Casey and Flagler) that together guarded the entrance to Puget Sound and the naval stations and boatyards in Seattle, Bremerton and Everett.

All these were used in the emplacement shown at the bottom. I thought they made an interesting study.

Anchor Ring 2
Anchor Ring 3
Anchor Ring 4

Headwaters of Bowron River

Headwaters of the Bowron River

Bowron River is in Bowron Lake Provincial Park in British Colombia. The park in primarily used by canoeists … the only road access is by road to Bowron Lake … the rest of the park consists of a chain of lakes that runs 75 miles in a loop with no motors allowed (except on Bowron itself). This image was taken early in the morning as we were paddling out on the final day of a 10 day trip. The river is slow moving and easy to paddle up … we chose not to explore up the river, since it is winds all over the low country and the brushy banks offer no view ahead. And it is grizzly bear country. Didn’t want to come around a bear feeding on fish and need to paddle fast backwards. No thanks. Not my idea of a calm relaxing paddle.

It’s beautiful country though. Just spectacular. And we caught a 24 inch rainbow on one of the lakes.

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