Monday, May 26, 2008

A Sound View

About thirty miles south of Port Townsend is Mt. Walker. It is a small mountain of some 3,000 feet on the northeast edge of the Olympic Mountains and from its summit lookouts, it provides sweeping views of the Puget Sound basin. This view is looking southeast across Hood Canal and Kitsap Peninsula toward the largest mountain in the Cascade Range, Mt. Rainier 14, 411 feet. This photo was taken last fall during conditions that prompted a temperature inversion and smog layer seen here. Fortunately, they are not the norm in this area.

6 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

What a wonderful view. It 's always nice when the Mountain is out. MB

babooshka said...

Wonderful peacful blue. Another stunner. Juat went back to take another peek at your last skywatch. It's still just amazing. My absolute favourite of last fridays.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. An impressive view.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" likes both the photo and the double entendre of the title! :-)

Bibi said...

Beautiful shot! Love it. Did you get my comment the other day where I left my email so you can write to me to fix a rendez-vous this September/October? If you didn't, just write a note here to tell me so, and I'll post again.

Chuck Pefley said...

Raf, are the rhodies in bloom at the summit yet? I was up there several years ago and encountered a similar smog layer. A couple of nice campgrounds near here, too.