You don't normally think of Northwest Washington State as a place to grow tea, but Sakuma Brothers Farm is making a go at it.
~my november contest~
Great colors. Thanks for reminding me that a forest fire doesn't mean the end of hiking and photo opportunities.
Luna Creek valley is completely filled in with clouds. August, 1986
Derek Franzen traversing to the rappels after climbing the route, "Champagne."
The morning after an unplanned bivouac on a long and thoroughly enjoyable climb of the West Buttress. For climbing information, see www.SummitPost.org
Wow, its a shame you have never been to Iran or Afghanistan. I had an uncle who when he was younger did a lot of mountaineering in these countries. He climbed Mt.Damavand which is 5671m, but he told me that Afghanistan had some great climbs as well. Hopefully you will get a chance one day....
excellent photo. voted.
In the bottom third of the picture is a line of climbers heading for the pass.
From a 1986 ascent of Mount Challenger. Whatcom Peak is on the right; Mounts Baker and Shuksan in the distance.