Golden Valley Entrance


Mt Tacoma from Sunrise.

May, 2011


Dash Point at low tide.


      Dash Point State Park on the South Sound is a nice day outing.  The timing for this visit was perfect to enjoy the beach at low tide.  This view shows Vashon Island in the distance.  The beach area is divided by a stream.


The Olympic Range beyond Vashon Island.

      Beach combing and dog walking seem to be two popular activities.  The snow capped Olympic Mountain Range is seen in the distance.




Looking across Commencement Bay at the Mountain..


     The drive back along Marine View Drive provides a great view of Commencement Bay and Mt. Rainier.




Something in the river.


     The river is running higher on the 20th.  Guess the annual snowmelt is underway.  What is that object in the water?



A big stump.


     It appears to be a stump brought downstream and pausing for a while.




Geese in the water.


     Meanwhile a few  geese have stopped over for rest and relaxation a ways upstream. 


Profusion of widlflowers.


    As can be found everywhere this time of year, the wildflowers are in great profusion along the trail. 






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