Sunset, High Rock, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington
The Milky Way begins to emerge in twilight.
Mt. Adams reflected in Takhlakh Lake, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington. (Not pictured: immense swarms of mosquito)
Panorama from Council Bluffs. Three Cascade Range stratovolcanoes are visible (click to enlarge): Mt. Rainier (left), Mt. Adams (center), and Mt. Hood (right). Mt. St. Helens was also visible through the trees to the west.
Bright Jupiter rises above the summit of Mt. Adams, with the summer Milky Way reflected in the calm surface of Takhlakh Lake.
Light from a full moon illuminates the glaciers and icefields on the summit of Mt. Rainier, barely visible through the clouds.
Closer view of the stacked lenticular clouds above Mt. Rainier.
White avalanche lily (Erythronium montanum), Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington
A series of stacked lenticular clouds above Mt. Rainier.
Sunset light on the summit of Mt. Adams.
Mt. Rainier bathed in the light of a nearly full moon.
A meteor takes aim at Jupiter.
A nearly full moon rises over the forests of the Cascade Mountains.
The dense forest on the west flanks of Mt. Adams. Council Lake at bottom.