Sourdough Ridge Trail, Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington State
Two overnight backpackers pass by, heading east on the Sourdough Ridge Trail. The Emmons Glacier is the predominant view of the northeast side of Mt. Rainier from this section of the trail, which features a significant dry stone wall. Little Tahoma is visible on the skyline to the left of the summit of Mt. Rainier, a composite volcano, which is the highest mountain in Washington and the Cascade Range with a summit elevation of 14,411 feet.
Diane pauses for lunch and the view at the fire lookout tower on the summit of Fremont Peak on the no...
Mt. Rainier National Park. View on one of the hiking trail intersection. Short and very rewarding loo...
Sunrise is a lodge and visitor center located in the northeastern part of Mount Rainier National Park...
On the slopes of Crystal Mountain in the summer.
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort in the summer. You can see snow-covered mt. Rainier in the background.
Sunset at Crystal Mountain, Washington
Mount Rainier seen from Crystal Mountain ski resort
The gondola at Crystal Mountain ski resort in Washington State. The gondola is also running during th...
Tipsoo Lake is an alpine lake within the Northern Cascade Range located near the summit of Chinook Pa...
This panorama was taken at Crystal Mountain ski resort in Washington state.
The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.
The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.
The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.
The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seatle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer.
Text by Steve Smith.