Gigapixel view from the top of Blue Mountain (elev. 6,007') in Olympic National Park south of Port Angeles, Washington. The mountain is easily accessible via a dirt road that leads to just below the base at Deer Park. Usually one has a good 360 degree view however smoke & haze rolled in from fires in the Cascade Mountains to the east. In this view one can see Tyler Peak, Baldy, Gray Wolf Ridge, the jagged tip of Mt. Deception, as well as west towards Elk Mountain, Mt. Angeles, & Rocky Peak.
Gigapixel panorama (1.261 gigapixels), 331 photos, 50220x25110 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.