Scenes of Washington

Washington, the final state on the PCT, was a doozy. After the easy cruising we did through Oregon, Washington was not about to let us reach the finish without working for it. And work for it we did. Despite the struggles, Washington presented us with truly mind-boggling scenery. Goat Rocks was probably the most magnificent section followed very closely by the north Cascades. Really though, most of the state was quite impressive.

Unfortunately, this post will give you a slightly smaller glimpse of the state than I would have liked. About a week's worth of time spent in the Evergreen State was spent in thick clouds and rain. By Washington my camera proved less than capable of performing in the rain and was relegated to staying dry(ish) in my pack for large chunks of the trail. Also, at least 1/3 of the trail through Washington was forested. Rather than give you a gallery of tree photos, I figured I would spare you the monotony, give you one solid forest photo and then move on to the grand scenes. 

 Mile 2173

Mile 2173

 Mile 2272. Mt. Adams

Mile 2272. Mt. Adams

 Mile 2279. The beginning of Goat Rocks.

Mile 2279. The beginning of Goat Rocks.

 Mile 2281. Goat Rocks

Mile 2281. Goat Rocks

 Mile 2285. Knife's Edge with Mt. Rainier in the background.

Mile 2285. Knife's Edge with Mt. Rainier in the background.

 Mile 2297. Mt. Rainier

Mile 2297. Mt. Rainier

 Mile 2326

Mile 2326

 Mile 2606

Mile 2606

 Mile 2393

Mile 2393

 Mile 2409. Kendall Katwalk

Mile 2409. Kendall Katwalk

 Mile 2410

Mile 2410

 Mile 2413

Mile 2413

 Mile 2582. We took a slightly alternate route. 

Mile 2582. We took a slightly alternate route. 

 Mile 2636

Mile 2636

 Mile 2605

Mile 2605

 Mile 2580. Lake Chelan

Mile 2580. Lake Chelan

 Mile 2650. Technically this is a scene of Washington and Canada.

Mile 2650. Technically this is a scene of Washington and Canada.

Cheers,

Jonathan