Nooksack Falls

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.
 




Social distancing in the Cascades

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.





 

Olney Falls


A relatively new trail and almost in my backyard - aka half an hour away - pretty Olney Falls. With all the rain we have had this winter & spring, it was quite the stunner. I can't wait to get back there for fall foliage!
 



 



All the things that freeze pretty

Franklin Falls

Franklin Falls - early winter

Kendall Peaks trail

Icicles at Snoqualmie Pass


Near Lake Valhalla

Franklin River

Franklin Falls


Foss River

Foss River

Skookum River



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... 
 
Winter came to the Pacific Northwest this weekend, dumping six inches of snow in the foothills and a load more in the mountains. To we who love the snow that only meant one thing: it was time to strap on the snowshoes and get outside!

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

Skyline Lake
Learning a fee new tricks to snowshoeing with the Mountaineers outing to Grace Lakes
Makes trails!

Tower along Skyline trail
The mighty Cascades


Snoquera Falls

A beautiful hike at any time of the year, Snoquera Fall near Mt. Rainier did not have a huge amount of water this fall but enough to make a few nice shots.