I kept meaning to do this. I’d seen some amazing photos from the area, and many a hike report, but never made it down. So even as tantalizing weather almost kept me in Seattle, I packed up the truck and headed down yesterday. Of course I timed it so I could hit three rush hours in succession; Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia.
I arrived in the evening and set about scouting to see where I would want to be at sunset and sunrise. Many people talk about Harry’s Ridge, and it was tempting but I ventured farther west along the Boundary Trail. Tons of flowers: Lupine, Paintbrush, everything blooming and colorful. So as i took a few shots around sunset, I was planning on where to be at 4:30am. I think things turned out well. Mike Reid Photography