A view of Pea Soup Lake in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness north of Roslyn, Washington. The lake is a lovely blue color due to rock flour coming off the Lynch Glacier below the top of Mount Daniel (elev. 7,980'), though it may have been more of a pea color when the glacier replaced the lake. Moraines indicate that glacier at one time covered over the entire lake & spread over both exits in two lobes, but now it has completely separated from the lake since at least 1985. Views also of Daniel Glacier, Mount Stuart, Mount Hinman, & nearby "Dip Top Peak". This view taken about 500 feet up the unofficially named "Lynch Peak".
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.