White Mountains, CA

The Sierra Nevada from The White Mountains

These are the last of my “lost iPhone photos”. The top one is looking from a viewpoint overlooking the Eastern Sierra Nevada and the valley around Big Pine, CA. The one below is one of the ancient Bristlecone Pines that grow even higher than this viewpoint image. Bristlecone’s (in this area) grow around the 10,000 ft line and above.

Bristlecone Pine

Nevada Clouds

Clouds over Fort Churchill State Park, NV

I enjoy watching clouds, and there is much to be said for clouds in the desert areas. And that is besides giving some (temporary) relief from the sun when one drifts over. Maybe it has to do with the wide open vistas or maybe their lack of rain threat. Regardless, I was going through my photos doing some organization (?) and found that I had taken some iPhone photos on a trip last year that I had never imported into Lightroom. More forgotten delights! These two are a couple of those.

Fort Churchill Clouds

Mt Baker and Eagle

Mt Baker and Eagle

Another image taken from Marrowstone Island. This one shows Mt Baker in the distance, but also an eagle sitting near the top of the Doug Fir. (Clicking on the image will increase the size and make it easier to spot the eagle) That tree is a regular perch for eagles, who watch for fish swimming by.

Mt Baker and Fog Bank

Mt Baker and Fog Bank

Taken from Marrowstone Island, southeast of Port Townsend. The fog bank is hiding Whidbey Island. The water is the Admiralty Inlet area of Puget Sound. Mt Baker is catching the light of the sunset.

A Surprise Panorama

View from Happy Lake Ridge Trail

I was going through and organizing photos from the film days and found that there were a couple of photos that I had taken that could be combined into panoramas. This one was from a hike along Happy Lake Ridge in the Olympic National Park. The view is across the Elwha River valley over to Hurricane Ridge.

The Happy Lake Ridge trail is seldom hiked … even less since the Elwha Road washed out adding miles to access the trailhead. It is a nice loop trail, the upper end dropping down to Boulder Lake and then out through the Boulder Creek Trail and the (undeveloped) Olympic Hot Springs. With the wash out of the road, there are several miles of doubling back to get to the parking lot… but it is still mostly a loop.

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