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Mountain Heather, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington Cascades

Pink mountain heather in subalpine meadow, Mount Daniel in background, Wenatchee Mountains, central Washington Cascade Mountains

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.” — Edward Abbey


Viking Ship Vallhalla, Petersburg, Alaska

Replica of Viking ship Vallhalla at Bojer Wikan Fishermen's Memorial Park, Petersburg, Alaska

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” — William Arthur Ward


Seaplane Hanger, Petersburg, Alaska

Seaplane at dock hanger, Petersburg, Alaska

“What if i fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” — Erin Hanson


Mountain Ridges, Glacier Bay National Park, Southeast Alaska

Forested mountain ridges shrouded in fog, Glacier Bay National Park, Southeast Alaska

“In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.” — Robert Green Ingersoll  


Camping on Sermilik Fjord, East Greenland

Camper's feet and view out door of tent onto icebergs on Sermilik Fjord near settlement of Tiniteqilaq, East Greenland

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” — Cesare Pavese


Liberty Bell Mountain, Washington Pass, Washington

Pond below Liberty Bell Mountain, Washington Pass, Hwy 20, Wenatchee National Forest, North Cascades, Washington

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” — Thomas Jefferson  


Wasenegg Ridge, Swiss Alps

Woman and girl hiking on Wasenegg ridge on Schilthorn mountain, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in background, Switzerland

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” — John Muir


Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington State

Sea stack at sunset, Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington State

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln


Western Red Cedar, Cascade Mountains, Washington State

Western red cedar, Cascade Mountains, Washington State

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something – that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” — Robert Louis Stevenson


Seal Launching into the Kananaskis River, Alberta, Canada

Male whitewater kayaker seal launches into the Kananaskis River just upstream from Widow Maker rapid, Kananaskis County, Alberta, Canada

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s fatal.” — Paolo Coelho


Snowshoeing in the North Cascades, Washington

Snowshoeing in the North Cascades, Mt Baker in Background, Washington Cascade Mountains

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” — Aristotle


Downey Creek Trail, Cascade Mountains, Washington State

Trail through old growth forest, Downey Creek Trail, Cascade Mountains, Washington State

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” — John Muir


Girl hiking Schilthorn mountain, Switzerland

Girl hiking trail on trail from Grauseeli to Wasenegg ridge on Schilthorn mountain with the Lauterbrunnen Wall in background, Switzerland

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.” — Karen Ravn


Punchbowl Falls, Eagle Creek Recreation Area, Oregon

Punchbowl Falls, Eagle Creek Recreation Area, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon

“Look at everything as if you were seeing it for the first or last time.” — Betty Smith


Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend

Sun rises over parade grounds, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, Washington State

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” — John Steinbeck


1937 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Coupe

1937 vintage Chevrolet master deluxe coupe covered in snow, Bodie State Historic Park, California, USA

“In the end, we all become stories.” — Margaret Atwood See how this photo was made here.


Snowshoeing Mount Baker National Recreation Area, Washington

Women snowshoeing, Washington Cascade Mountains

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


Scrambling in Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington State

Man scrambling along lichen covered ridge, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Wenatchee National Forest, Cascade Mountains, Washington State

“The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” — Sir Richard Burton


Mosquito Legend Pole, Sitka National Historical Park, Alaska

Mosquito Legend Pole, Sitka National Historical Park, Sitka, Alaska

“I always think of the Pacific Northwest as giant trees, and rain, and clouds and dampness, like the Native American art from that area.” — Kyle MacLachlan


Ponytail Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Horsetail Creek plummets over Ponytail Falls and moss covered boulders, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius


Snow on Liberty Bell Mountain, Washington Pass, Washington State

Snow on Liberty Bell Mountain at sunrise, Washington Pass, Cascade Mountains, Washington State

“Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow in a high mountain gully and feel the same urge to climb toward it.” — Edmund Hillary A classic view of Liberty Bell Mountain from the Washington Pass Overlook on a snowy early […]


Boulder River Wilderness, Washington State

An unnamed waterfall drops into the Boulder River, Boulder River Wilderness, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington, USA

“Water is the driver of nature.” — Leonardo da Vinci


Sea Kayaking among icebergs, Sermilik Fjord, East Greenland

Sea kayakers paddling among icebergs on Sermilik Fjord near settlement of Tiniteqilaq, East Greenland

“You have exactly one life in which to do everything you’ll ever do.” — Colin Wright


Seattle Skyline Reflecting in Elliot Bay

Seattle skyline reflecting in Elliot Bay viewed from West Seattle, Seattle, Washington State

“I often think that the night is more alive and richly colored than the day.” — Vincent Van Gogh