Trip to Seattle and beyond (photo heavy)

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Some photos from a recent trip to Seattle and Oregon, but I think I'll split Oregon into another post. Got some nice shots in Seattle considering we really only had 1.5 days there, before hitting the road to Ranier and Oregon.

I mainly used the EM5, 12-50 and 40-150 as I tend to shoot long these days. I had the 45, 75, 14, 20 with me (pancakes on EPM2), but only rarely pulled those out oddly enough. I wished I had a 12-40 at times.

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Weather was fantastic
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The view from Columbia Tower was great...didn't want to fight tourists at the needle
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Testing a sunset filter
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Rare sight of Ranier from the Sound/Ferry
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Paradise lodge
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75mm rare use
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Morning fog covered the whole skyline, but the tip of Columbia tower
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I climbed Mt. Rainier several times back in the early '80s. By the look of your pictures the snow fields are a lot smaller, and the glaciers start much higher up. The hike from paradise to Camp Muir used to be all snow and Disappointment Cleaver was almost completely covered with ice so you could directly ascend from Ingraham Glacier to the upper mountain. Now most of the 7 mile trail to the top looks like it would involve rock climbing versus crampons and ice axes.

I was there the weekend after the big accident in 1981. Fortunately we had cancelled our planned climb the previous weekend because it was raining too much, so at the last minute we went over to Olympic NP instead. We had been cut off from civilization the whole trip and when we got back everyone was trying to reach us to see if we were okay. It really bothered me to reflect on what had happened as we eventually traversed the spot where everyone was killed, and you could still see bits and pieces of their camp and equipment. That whole area that gave way just looks to be rocks now.
 

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I climbed Mt. Rainier several times back in the early '80s. By the look of your pictures the snow fields are a lot smaller, and the glaciers start much higher up. The hike from paradise to Camp Muir used to be all snow and Disappointment Cleaver was almost completely covered with ice so you could directly ascend from Ingraham Glacier to the upper mountain. Now most of the 7 mile trail to the top looks like it would involve rock climbing versus crampons and ice axes.

I was there the weekend after the big accident in 1981. Fortunately we had cancelled our planned climb the previous weekend because it was raining too much, so at the last minute we went over to Olympic NP instead. We had been cut off from civilization the whole trip and when we got back everyone was trying to reach us to see if we were okay. It really bothered me to reflect on what had happened as we eventually traversed the spot where everyone was killed, and you could still see bits and pieces of their camp and equipment. That whole area that gave way just looks to be rocks now.
Thanks for the interesting history. I had to google the 1981 incident. Sad story. I'm sure they have shrunk as you say. I also found out that Crater lake had less than half their usual 600"+ inches of snowfall this year and are in a 3 year drought (plus El Nino I presume). I saw one little patch of snow down by the water that was probably smaller than a small delivery truck. Mt hood didn't have much snow either and one of the employees told me the "Palmer glacier" that they ski on year round is no longer considered a glacier, because of the lack of depth and is now just considered a snow field. I also remember watching snowfall for some of the western ski resorts this past winter when considering a ski trip and places like Squaw Valley in Tahoe weren't able to fully open til well into Jan or Feb this year due to lack of snow. They had something like 11% of terrain open around New yrs day. The east coast on the other hand, where I am, had record snowfall.

My cousin in Seattle has submitted Ranier twice in 3 attempts (one time a party member got sick and ended the climb). Must be a hell of a view.
 
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Love the view of the Space Needle through the ceiling of the Chihuly museum. Very subtle -- I missed it the first time I looked at these images.
 
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