Gigapixel view from the summit of Mt. Fernow (elev. 9,249') in the Entiat Mountains, a subrange of the North Cascades near Holden Village, Washington. The peak is the eighth highest in the state w/ sweeping views in every direction. Directly nearby is the Entiat Valley w/ Mt. Maude in Seven Fingered Jack, also over 9,000 feet, decorated w/ a few alpine glaciers including the Entiat Glacier. Westwards is a prolofic view of Glacier Peak & across the way is Bonanza Peak, which at 9,511 feet is the highest non-volcanic peak in the state. Holden Lake is in the valley just to the right of that b/w Martin Peak. Distant views include Mt. Baker & Shuksan, many of the jagged peaks in North Cascades National Park, as well as Oval Peak to the northeast, the distant Stuart Range to the south, & the Alpine Lakes Wilderness south of Stevens Pass. Holden Village & Lake Chelan are not visible from the summit. There was a bit of haze & if you know where to look, you could see an extremely faint view of Mt. Rainier.
Gigapixel panorama (2.145 gigapixels), 403 photos, 65500x32750 pixels
The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.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 Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.