I love photographing waterfalls. The Mount Baker Highway has a few worthy of a stop, most of which run along the Nooksack River. This one, aptly named Nooksack Falls, is along the North Fork. With all the rain we have had of late, and the snow starting to melt at the lower elevations, it was quite a gush. Yet another reminder of all the magnificent places we're lucky to have up here in the Pacific Northwest.
With all the advice on staying away from everyone else, I opted for the North Cascades for a bit of social distancing. It was a beautiful, sunny weekend - could be the last in a while - and the mountains beckoned with nice crunchy snow and 20 degree nights.
All the things that freeze pretty
|Franklin Falls - early winter|
|Kendall Peaks trail|
|Icicles at Snoqualmie Pass|
|Near Lake Valhalla|
|Tonga area trail|
In the Backyard
I've been watching a small family of deer through the summer as they foraged their way across tulips and rose bushes and was happy to see they are making it through the winter as well.
Winter has come...
|Icicles along the trail to Artist Point|
|Artist Point and Mount Shuksan, Mt. Baker|
|My winter feet|
|Ice patterns near Artist Point|
|Mount Shuksan at sunset|
|Heather Lake, Mountain Loop|
|Skyline trail, Stevens Pass|
|Skyline trail and my friend's dog, Sabre|
|Skyline Lake, Stevens Pass|
|White giants, Skyline Lake|
|Learning a fee new tricks to snowshoeing with the Mountaineers outing to Grace Lakes|
|Tower along Skyline trail|
|The mighty Cascades|