Exploring Deep Blue

Daybreak over Ohanapacosh
Daybreak over Ohanapacosh

Morning light breaks through a stand of lichen covered fir and cedar over one of my favorite streams the Ohanapacosh. Taken late this summer in the lowlands of Mt. Rainier National Park. I took a trip up to the mountain a couple months back in search of northern lights which never materialized. In the spirit of making lemonade when the weatherman throws you a curveball I changed my focus to hiking streams and photographing the night sky. This shot is a vertical panorama shot on a ‘very wet’ trip up deep blue… it might just as well be called ‘knee deep in a creek’. Lol

The Ohanapecosh River (aka deep blue) originates from meltwaters of the lower part of Ohanapecosh Glacier on the southeastern slopes of Mount Rainier. It is the main headwater tributary of the Cowlitz River. The Ohanapecosh originates on the southeast side of Mount Rainier with most of the river occurring within Mount Rainier National Park. Its final reach is in Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

“To the waters and the wild, Into mystery, hand in hand…”
― W.B. Yeats