Last February, a friend and I headed up to Mount Rainier bright early in the hopes of watching (and of course photographing) the sunrise. Our plans didn't quite pan out, though; we learned that the gates on the Road to Paradise, just beyond Longmire, didn't open until after sunrise. So, we headed back to the Kautz Creek trailhead, and walked out to the creek overlook for this view of Mount Rainier, and had the good fortune of having some nice clouds in the sky.
Now that the new year, and the new decade are beginning, what's in store for yours?
Here are some of my goals:
Return to the Enchantments
Visit the Necklace Valley
Backpack to Cutthroat Pass
Get certified to lead backcountry outings with the Sierra Club
Get certified in wilderness first aid
Return to Point of the Arches
Backpack the Glacier Peak Wilderness
Get a portfolio printed and produced
Write a photography book
Visit Camp Muir
For the curious, the picture above is from Black Canyon, outside of Ellensburg, on the eastern slopes of the Cascades. All I had time for before a cloud obscured the sun was that shot with my point and shoot, but at least I got a shot!