Travel Theme: Stone

During a recent hike in the Mt. Baker – Snoqualmie National Forest we ran into a layer of high mountain fog which hid the fantastic views of Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan and directed our gaze lower, to the rocky foundations of these mountains. I had a chance to see what I’d overlooked during my previous visits when the glaciers and peaks were so clear they captured all of my attention. This time I really enjoyed the color of the stone, the diagonal layers of earth forced up by geological movement and the tenacious alpine plants clinging to the cracks and crevices.

Posted as part of Alisa’s Weekly Travel Theme:  Stone

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19 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Stone

  1. That was smart. I still haven’t been to M. Baker – tried to get there this summer but didn’t have a weekday that worked & didn’t want to go on a weekend. One of these days – maybe next year!


  2. Nice photos. I especially like the scrappy looking trees. While the saying goes “can’t see the forest for the trees”, I think the opposite is true too. When we are focused on the great forest (or mountain) we forget to look at all the individual trees and stones that make the greatness. You captured them beautifully.


  3. I like the way you took the opportunity to focus on less dramatic, but still awesome scenery, when the mountain was fogged in. It’s a good reminder to appreciate what you have–not what might have been.


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