(Silverdale, Washington; May 4, 2021) – Waterfalls wash away strife and care, the rushing cataract mesmerizing the eyes even as it soothes the soul. As I near my departure from Washington State, I wanted to share a few more memories of the amazing places we have here. I’ve found much solace, wonder, and water droplets … Continue reading Travel Log – Falling for Water!
Mount Ranier is the tallest, Mount Adams contains the most volume, and Mount St. Helens is the grumpiest, but Washington State boasts four more active volcanoes. Two of them, Indian Heaven and West Crater are not nearly as well known because they aren't stratovolcanoes and don't possess the classic volcano shape. Indian Heaven and West … Continue reading Photo Finish: Mount Baker and Glacier Peak!
The second-highest mountain in Washington State is, of course, another volcano: Mount Adams! Known as the 'brother' to the more famous (and active) Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams soars upwards to 12,821 feet (3,743 meters). Mount Adams is shorter than Mount Rainier, but actually contains more volume than Rainier. Mount Adams' early eruptive history begins … Continue reading Photo Finish: Mount Adams!
I had intended to focus today's Photo Finish to Mount Adams, but yesterday I had a chance to go hiking near Mount St. Helens. I spent the day on the Hummocks Trail. The Hummocks are the piles of debris leftover from the collapsed north face of the mountain. The collapse of that side of the … Continue reading Photo Finish: Mount St. Helens, Part 2
Continuing my retrospective on my favorite places in Washington State, we now turn to the Evergreen State's most famous volcano--Mount St. Helens! A stratovolcano fueled by the Pacific Ring of Fire, Mount St. Helens is part of the Cascade volcanic arc, a chain of volcanoes running from California up into Canada. Interestingly enough, Mount St. … Continue reading Photo Finish: Washington State Memories!