I went hiking with some buddies over the weekend and finally found some Governors that, unlike Gregoire and Rossi, I could look at for more than 10 seconds without getting sick. As we climbed to the top of Mount Tamanos at about 7:30 p.m. we watch the moon rise over the Governors ridge on the north side of Mount Rainier. Unfortunately I forgot my camera, so you’ll have to settle for this pic I snapped on my camera phone. So, sorry about the poor quality, but trust me, the view was insane.
This struck me as just about the oddest looking trailhead I’ve ever seen. Looks like a lawn to me. However, you’re allowed to walk across the lawn in downtown Coulee Dam to Candy Point Trail where you can then hike up through a small canyon to epic views of the damn from Crown Point Vista. Fun (but short) hike if you are ever in the neighborhood.
FYI, here’s the view at the other end of the trail:
Here’s the latest installment in our newest blog feature: Photo of the week. I snapped this at Fort Worden State Park from the top of one of the old batteries near Alexander’s Castle. That’s the park’s famous lighthouse to the left and Mount Baker in the distance.