Monday, November 18, 2019

Devils Punchbowl


Howling wind tears across the scrub and gnarled trees of the headland, carrying with it the fury of the mighty Pacific Ocean as towering waves curl, crash, and explode against the rocky cliffs of the Oregon Coast. Below the heights lies the churning cauldron of the Devils Punchbowl, a massive, collapsed sea cave filled with boiling froth and flying jetsom. The very ground tremble with the impacts of the maelstrom that rages ceaselessly - driven by the immeasurable power of the endless watery wasteland of the open sea.

 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Burroughs Mountain


The high meadows of Sunrise at Mt. Rainier rise from the valley forests of the White River to the windswept moorland above. Here on high and lonely Burroughs Mountain the only trees are windswept krummholtz firs. Glaciers flow from the summit of Rainier, rivers of ice marching on beneath the crags and cliffs that rear like islands from the frozen white wastes.

 

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Depoe Bay Spouting Horns


Beside the bright storefronts of Depoe Bay, lie chasms deep, mysterious and full of rage. From these trenches rises the throaty roar of the Pacific, a building cacophony that increases to a deafening crescendo only to die away, and then with sudden violence erupt skyward to douse tourists in brine as the sea savagely crashes against ancient lava and the modern bulwarks that man has built in his hubris against the ravages of the unstoppable power of the ocean.


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Hiking to Short Sands Beach - Oswald West State Park


Through a forest of towering ancient trees, the trail to Short Sands Beach in Oswald West State Park is a sublime Oregon Coast experience. We hiked it on one of the years stormiest days, with rain dripping through the high canopy above and massive waves hammering the storm-wracked sands.

 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Autumn Splendor at Lake Sacajawea


A million shades of autumn hues from amber red to neon yellow gild the green lawns and greener waters of Lake Sacajawea. Overhead, the deep blue of a bright October afternoon contrasts with the riotous glory of fleeting color and brilliance below. From the Japanese garden to wide boulevards and elegant fountains, there is much to see in the green heart of Longview.


Monday, October 21, 2019

Grove of the Patriarchs



Towering over the crystalline waters of the Ohanapecosh river are the ancient trees of the Grove of the Patriarchs. This incredible forest has grown here in Mt. Rainier National Park for thousands of years, the titanic cedars and firs dwarfing the throngs of awed visitors make the pilgrimage to this incredible natural cathedral.


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Sunrise at Fort Columbia


The rising autumn sun pours down the windswept gorge of the mighty Columbia River, and shines a warm dawn light over the elegant buildings of aging Fort Columbia. Reflections of warm morning colors glimmer on damp tideflats, and paint the rocky perimeter of the fort in subtle hues. A sleeping forest of ancient trees rises above, rays of amber light lancing through the canopy, stirring the woodland birds to wakefulness.