bluemax

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One of my favorite things in life is to visit awesome wild places. When I do this I usually take photos - some better than others. This usually involves some plant shots as well as landscape photos. I hope you enjoy.

First installment: Hell's Canyon, Oregon/Idaho.

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A view of the amazing Wallowa Mountains from the original gravesite of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce.

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Wallowa Lake outside of Joseph Oregon.

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A side canyon seen from the Oregon side with the Seven Devils Mountains above.

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A wind-gnarled tree on the rim of the Canyon.

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Native bluebells.

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Glacier lilies.

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Hazy peaks of the Wallowas.

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Fresh spring needles on a larch tree.

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Shadows creeping up Joseph Canyon.

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The wild Salmon River above Riggins, Idaho.

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Hazy late-afternoon sun looking out towards the Canyon.

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Lovely pictures, beautiful country! Thank you for sharing. Makes me long to get out and do some trekking this summer in the Wallowas area.
 
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so jealous. Think my head would explode if I was ever that far from the house. I forget what the outdoors looks like. Thank you for the reminder..
 

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St. Helens south

Just a few shots from Siouxon (SOO-sawn) Creek and the SW side of Mt. St. Helens. 'Close to home.

I don't know if this is a problem for others but on this forum I often find that photos are reduced to something similar to thumbnails for me. My browser (Firefox) allows me to see photos in their full size by right-clicking on them and selecting 'View Image'. Perhaps other browsers allow this as well. I find it important to return to the forum by using the back arrow after I've done this so I don't lose my place. For what it's worth.

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A side creek.

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This is the right orientation - ha!

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A small creek cutting through a mudflow with the summit of Mt. St. Helens in the back.

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Fireweed (Epilobium augustifolium.)

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Wild huckleberries. Mmmm.
 
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So the other day I did a little overnight backpacking trip to one of my favorite places - the Washington North Cascades. Specifically this time, the Mount Baker Wilderness area. 'Hope you enjoy these photos I brought back.

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Ruth Mountain from the side of Hannegan Peak.

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Views from the summit of Hannegan Peak.

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Mt. Challenger and the Challenger Glacier, upper left.

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A world of icy mountain wilderness.

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Mt. Sefrit and red blueberry plants.

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Mt. Shuksan and Jagged Ridge on horizon.

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Ruth Mountain from about neck level.

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My humble camp.

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Looking down the Ruth Creek Valley.

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And now to Heather Meadows.

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The Heather Meadows Visitor Center - US Forest Service.

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Mighty Mount Baker.

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Mt. Shuksan (pron. SHUCK-sun.)

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The Price Glacier on the summit of Mt. Shuksan.

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And the Curtis Glacier, also on Mt. Shuksan.

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Note buildings of ski area down below.
 

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Sweet pics, thanx for sharing. Looks like you hit it at the right time for excellent weather up there.
 
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