Category: Pacific Northwest
3-Day Olympic Peninsula Trip (May 2023)
3-day trip to the Olympic Peninsula in May 2023 to photograph pacific sunsets, rainforest waterfalls and creeks.
Fall Colors Around Paradise (Sep 30 – Oct 1, 2022)
Visit to Paradise, WA in the Mt. Rainier National Park to photograph fall foliage
Western Olympic Peninsula (Jun 2022)
Two-Day trip to the Pacific Coast of Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Highlights are Hoh Rainforest, La Push beach sunset, tide polls at Ruby Beach and waterfalls of Quinault rainforest.
Northern Olympic Peninsula
Two-day (May 16-17, 2022) trip to the Northen Olympic Peninsula in Washington State to experience and photograph Sol Duc Falls, Madison Creek Falls, Ludlow Falls and Point Wilson Lighthouse.
Fall colors in Mt. Rainier National Park
Late September to late October is a great time to experience fall colors in the Mt. Rainier National Park. Vine Maple, high elevation huckleberry bushes, and Larch are the primary sources of fall colors. Two areas I like to visit and photograph in the fall are the area around Paradise and along Natches Peak Loop…
It was a cloudy day on Thursday and Mythili and I decided to drive to the Quinault rainforest and check out our favorite waterfalls. I find mid to late April to be a very good time to visit as the waterflow of the creeks is quite good. It is not as popular or crowded as…
My Top 25 Spots in the Palouse
The Palouse is the most serene and pastoral of the seven wonders of Washington State. It is a region in south eastern Washington characterized by gentle rolling hills covered with wheat fields. The hills were formed over tens of thousands of years from wind blown dust and silt, called “loess”, from dry regions to the south west.…
2019 Late Spring in The Palouse
The Palouse is a distinct geographic region covering about 4000 sq miles encompassing parts of north central Idaho, southeastern Washington, and, by some definitions, parts of northeast Oregon. It is characterized by gentle rolling hills covered with winter wheat and lentil fields. Ancient glaciers were responsible for the creation of this landscape. During the last several ice ages, glaciers advancing south from Canada ground…
Waterfalls & Streams of the Quinault Rain Forest
The Quinault Rain Forest, a temperate rain forest, is part of the Olympic National Park and the Olympic National Forest in the state of Washington. The forest receives an average of 12 feet of rain per year. There are 4 small but beautiful waterfalls along the creeks flowing from the Olympic mountain snow melts. Between mid…
Alaska (Aug 21-Aug 28, 2016)
Highlights From August 21 thru 28 of 2016, 2 of my cousins, Ganesh and Ramu, and I spent a week in Alaska driving between Seward in the South and the Denali National Park in North and covered about 1200 miles. Day 1 (Aug 21) – Anchorage to Alyeska We landed at the Ted Stevens International…
Solar Eclipse Trip (Aug 20-25, 2017)
August 20, 2017 (Day 1) Larry, Mythili and I rented a Ford Expedition and loaded the tent, camera equipment, sleeping bags, and food and started the drive to the town of Madras in Oregon considered to be one of the best spots to experience the solar eclipse. As all the hotels within 50 miles of…
Mt. Baker & Mt. Shuksan (Oct 2012)
Highlights Although the area is renowned for winter activities such as skiing and snowshoeing, I consider early to mid October to be one of the best times to visit the Mt. Baker Ski area which is about 135 miles (3 hrs by car) north of Seattle, WA. The fall colors are at their peak and…