Tag Archives: Cascade Mountains

40th Anniversary of the Mount St Helens Volcano Eruption

It’s been 40 years since the cataclysmic eruption of the Mount St Helens Volcano, located in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. I was living about 80 miles north of the volcano and can remember watching the plume of ash … Continue reading

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Espying Mount Rainier Through the Clouds

Some days are great; some days not so great. I am referring to visiting Mount Rainier National Park and actually being able to see the mountain in its full glory. I always check out the live web cam first before … Continue reading

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Autumn’s Color Palette

  I recently spent a day in Mount Rainier National Park to immerse myself in autumn’s color palette. The color intensity was off the scale! Perhaps this was because plants were already stressed from the unusually hot and dry summer … Continue reading

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Paradise Meadows at Mount Rainier National Park

Just came back from Mount Rainier National Park, Washington State, from a day trip. Mount Rainier is the tallest of the volcanic peaks in the Cascade Range. I had wanted to see what the Paradise Meadows looked like after a … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

It’s November here in the Pacific Northwest and that means SNOW for the mountain areas. We had some pretty good snowfalls already in the higher elevations of the Cascade Mountains, with a few inches at the highest ski resorts. It’s … Continue reading

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