It is getting to the time in the north when the sun rises earlier in the morning. I look forward to early dawns because it provides opportunities to get out before work for photography. One of my favorite spots is a short 45 minute drive up to Chinook Pass. The pass is over 5400 feet above sea level and the views of Mount Rainier to the west are perfect for dawn photography. The area includes upper and lower Tipsoo Lake, trailhead for loops around Naches Peak, entrance to the Crystal Mountain area, and a straight up climb of Yakima Peak.
Many mornings I run into other photographers who share the joy of such as beautiful spot. A favorite spot is just off the highway at Upper Tipsoo Lake.
Sometimes you have to take a chance as it may be clear when you leave home but covered in clouds by the time you arrive.
On those mornings when it is clear, Upper Tipsoo Lake provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Creator’s artistic work of welcoming a new day.
I so enjoy living close to this place. It is a treat to experience before heading off to the office.
Oh, it’s not that bad a spot for sunsets or catching the stars at night. But that is for another day.