Monthly Archives: June 2015

Tieton River

We camped over in the Rimrock Lake, WA area alongside the Tieton River last weekend. It was my first time out in that area and I was expecting it to be more dry being in Eastern Washington. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of trees and there were a couple pretty large lakes all right next to each other. It was a really cool area. The only problem was that there were a lot of people and most of the good camping spots were taken. We did manage to find one off a forest road that was away from the crowds and right next to the Tieton River. Here’s a shot of the river a little before sunset.

“Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand” – Isaiah 64:8

Tieton River

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Coulee Sunset

A big thunderstorm rolled into the Lake Roosevelt area while we were camping at Spring Canyon Campground over Memorial Day. Luckily we were camping with family that had an RV that we could shelter in because our cheap tent was no match for the sudden down pour we got. I knew that if the storm cleared up before it got dark that there would be some pretty cool skies. So I waited and watched. Finally it cleared so I quickly scrambled up a nearby hill and captured the the last rays of light above the Grand Coulee Dam (it’s right where the river bends to the right).

“See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind” – Isaiah 65:17

Coulee Sunset

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Cloud Shroud

Here’s another one from the Glacier Basin Trail in Mount Rainier National Park. This is the point where we turned around. It was funny because when we started hiking we could see Mount Rainier pretty well. When I stopped here to get a shot with Rainier and the river it was shrouded in clouds. I waited a bit to see if it would clear up and then decided to start hiking back. About 10 minutes later when I was down the trail I turned around and looked back. Sure enough the clouds were gone and Mt Rainier was visible in all her glory. Unfortunately, we had already hiked a long way for my 3 year old so I couldn’t go back. Oh well. It was still nice to be out hiking with the family so I can’t complain.

“Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him” – Isaiah 64:4

Cloud Shroud

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Glacier Basin Trail Falls

We were up in Mount Rainier National Park yesterday hiking the Glacier Basin Trail. We needed to do something short that my 3 year old could do so we were going to take the Glacier Basin Trail to the Emmons Moraine trail (about 1.4 miles one way). If you’ve done the hike before there’s a bridge you take to cross the White River to get to the Emmons Moraine. We’ll the bridge wasn’t there. Not sure when it had been washed out or when it will be replaced. I didn’t really see any good places for us to cross the river but then it would have been difficult to get up to the moraine with a little one hiking, one on my back, and a pregnant wife. So, we headed back on the Glacier Basin Trail and hiked a little further until my 3 year old ran out of gas. She made it back fine since it was pretty much downhill all the way back. Along the way we hiked past some pretty nice waterfalls. Here’s one of them.

“I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” – Isaiah 61:10

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Lake Roosevelt Sunrise

I camped out at Lake Roosevelt, Washington over Memorial Day and headed out one morning for sunrise. The birds were so loud once the sun started rising that by the time 4:30 AM rolled around I was already pretty awake. I really only had one morning where I could shoot the sunrise so there was no way I was going back to sleep. I’m glad I ventured out. It was such a nice morning and I had a great time wandering around taking photos. When I was finished and heading back to the campsite I was walking back on a grassy trail pondering things and I stepped probably a foot away from a snake sunbathing in the early morning sun. I didn’t even notice it until I was mid stride which made me jump a little. That area is known for rattlesnakes so it was more than likely a rattler. I thanked God for watching over me because that could have really ruined my morning amongst other things.

“Then all your people will be righteous and they will possess the land forever. They are the shoot I have planted, the work of my hands, for the display of my splendor” – Isaiah 60:21

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