Friday, October 16, 2009

Chinook Pass and Mt. Rainier








Dominated by majestic Mt. Rainier at every turn, this All American Road traces the historic Naches Trail trading route between Enumclaw and Naches. At 5,430 feet, Chinook Pass marks a dramatic change in the landscape, separating the dense cedar and fir forests on the west side of the Cascade Mountains from the massive basalt cliffs of the Columbia Plateau on the East side. This byway is known for its history, the beauty of Mt. Rainier, and the many outdoor recreational opportunities it offers. The Federal Highway Administration honored Chinook Pass as an All American Road in 1998.

Be sure and click on each photo for a larger view!

11 comments:

Cat Ludwig Studio said...

Beautiful shots. Love the reflections in the water. Great colors. You have an amazing eye!

Sheila said...

Gorgeous. I especially love the one with the reflection and the grass weeds under the water. It is complex yet serene.

Krista Hasson said...

Absolutely Stunning! I love them all

Paintings by Patricia said...

Fantastic photos, David. What beautiful country.

Laurie said...

Seems you had a wonderful trip with splendid pictures of this majestic scenery & tranquil mood. You are such an artistic photographer! Thanks as always for the smiles your images bring!
:)Laurie

Tatiana Myers said...

Great photos, David!Are you going to do any paintings of it ?

Cheryl said...

Once again you have captured nature at its best!! Love the reflecting ones!!!
oxox

Barbara Noonan said...

picture perfect David. Thanks for the view!

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David Patterson said...

Thank you ladies!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

What lovely views, colors and moods! And I really like the look of your blog. Keep up the great work, David!