The Witch's Ride

The Witch's Ride

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Mountains

First, I want to thank all of you who read my blog.  I appreciated all the comments so much!  As I mentioned in my last blog, we have had very odd weather.  It is cold and foggy at sea level and warm and sunny in the mountains. The SBA and I decided to take a trip up to Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park  to see if the weather reporters were correct.  They were!! I have often said that this is the place where I fell in love with Washington.  I don't think I have ever seen it as beautiful as it was on Sunday!! Enjoy the pictures!

 This is the way it looked at our house.

 Ok, it is getting better.

This was on the way up to the top.



 The SBA agreed to model so I could show you how deep the snow is. The really strange thing was how warm it was.  I just wore a fleece shirt and no coat and I was totally comfortable.

From the top!

 Here is the lodge where we had coffee. They rented ski things.

 When I saw this, I said," I think we have walked far enough!!!"





 This is Mt. Baker.  It is across Puget sound from the Olympics, it is in the Cascades.  From high up you could see for miles.

Oh , oh, time to head home and back to this!





The end of a beautiful day!!!!! Have a wonderful week!

17 comments:

  1. Barb - those are some gorgeous snaps!!! THX!!

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  2. SO BEAUTIFUL! Great photos - what a great idea to head up to the mountains!

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  3. a beautiful trip1 we are having a white out and the temps are 21 but the real feel is 6! i, of course, am loving it. and we are supposed to get even colder!

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  4. Wow, thanks for sharing your day. The mountains are just so breathtaking. Glad you had such a nice day.

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  5. Fabulous pictures and it sounds like a great day. Yep, I would have been leaving that avalanche area real quick like!

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  6. Beautiful! I long for scenery! Only flat cornfields where I live. But someday I want mountains!!

    Judy heartland stitcher

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  7. You know, I think I have mentioned this before a time or two, I'd rather have my weather in the very first picture all day every day! I love the fog and cloud! But! Your other pictures were very beautiful too, but I really like cloudy and foggy! :)

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  8. Wonderful pictures! We have snow here but the weather is not so clear!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings from Germany

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  9. What a gorgeous area you live in, Barb!! Your took some gorgeous photos, too...

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  10. Gorgeous!! As I've said before, if I were ever to leave New England, the Pacific Northwest is where I'd want to head!

    Thanks so much for visiting our 'living room' :)

    Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

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  11. What a perfectly beautiful day! The mountains were lovely and I'll bet it was great to see the sun once again!

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  12. Beautiful photos of beautiful scenery! Thank you for sharing them!!

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  13. Beautiful pictures! Looks like a great day for such a nice ride!

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  14. It surely was! And a great exercise too.

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  15. Gorgeous! I don't live near any great mountains so I'm always in awe of them!

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  16. Terrific pictures of the mountains. I love the mountains and in your region they are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

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