Friday Mystery Photo

Spring is finally coming around with everything getting into some nice full bloom. Couple days ago I managed to stop by the Tidal Basin in Washington DC during sunrise and take a few photos. Cherry Blossoms were not in its full awesome “blossomnes” (that seems to be not the right spelling) yet, just a few days short. I won’t be able to see them this year during the peak time, but some photos I have are nice too and I’ll try to share them over weekend or next week.

Since there would be no mystery in posting those photos, I’m pulling something out from archive, maybe not as obvious to all. The mystery here is not only the mountain that you see in the background, but from where it was taken. Can you name both of them? btw, that guys there on a rocky cliff is not me, it is not a selfy…

Weekend update: To all who said that this is Mt Rainier – you are right. It is Mt Rainier, as it was seen from the Mt Si. I hiked there one evening to take some sunset photos and really didn’t know what to expect and what I’d see from the top of it. I thought that I’d see in far west Seattle skyscrapers, and maybe on a super clear day you can see them, but it was hazy and cloudy and you could see nothing interesting to the west, except setting sun. To the south you could see this lovely view.

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Hike to Mount Si

Last summer I spent some time in Redmond Washington. While I have been to Seattle a few times and took a few photos in the city, this time I wanted to check out some hikes to the east of Redmond. Someone suggested to me the hike to Mount Si, so one day right after work I headed straight to the trail head of this hike, it is only about 45 or so minutes drive from the Redmond town center. I wanted to get up all the way to the pick before sunset. 

Most of the hike is not very exciting, you hike like forever, up and up, no views at all. One portion of the hike was facing the west side and had some sun rays coming through. If you ever been to the forest like this and have seen the sun coming through and lighting up the branches, you know how mesmerizing it is. So I took this shot and continued on this four mile hike up the mountain.

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