Tag Archives: Pacific Northwest

Forest Views: Pratt River Trail – Washington (Video)

The Pratt River is a river in King County in Washington. It is a tributary of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River. It was named for prospector George A Pratt, who discovered nearby iron deposits in 1887. The river has its headwaters in tiny Upper Melakwa Lake. The river starts out as a small stream upon exiting the lake. 

Winter Forest Hikes: ‘Blue Lake Trail’ In The Cascade Mountains, Washington

At 6254 feet, Blue Lake sits quietly a little over two trail miles from Highway 20. With towering granite peaks, forests, meadows, wildflowers, and of course the beautiful mountain lake surrounded by granite that reaches for the sky, this short hike is easily a classic and should be on your must-hike list. With only 1050 feet of elevation gain this hike is doable for almost everyone.

Views: Leavenworth Area & Mount Rainier National Park, Washington (Video)

Leavenworth Area and Mount Rainier National Park, Washington State.

Leavenworth is a Bavarian-styled village in the Cascade Mountains, in central Washington State. Alpine-style buildings with restaurants serving German beer and food line Front Street. The Nutcracker Museum displays thousands of nutcrackers, some dating back centuries. On the Wenatchee River, Waterfront Park is a habitat for ospreys and eagles. The village is a gateway to nearby ski areas and wineries. 

Mount Rainier National Park is an American national park located in southeast Pierce County and northeast Lewis County  in  Washington  state. The park was established on March 2, 1899 as the fifth national park in the United States, preserving 236,381 acres (369.3 sq mi; 956.6 km2) including all of Mount Rainier, a 14,411-foot (4,392 m)  stratovolcano.

The mountain rises abruptly from the surrounding land with elevations in the park ranging from 1,600 feet to over 14,000 feet (490–4,300 m). The highest point in the Cascade Range, Mount Rainier is surrounded by valleys, waterfalls, subalpinemeadows, and 91,000 acres (142.2 sq mi; 368.3 km2) of old-growth forest. More than 25 glaciers descend the flanks of the volcano, which is often shrouded in clouds that dump enormous amounts of rain and snow.

Nature: ‘Bald Eagles’ In Northern Idaho (Video)

“Sunday Morning” takes us among bald eagles at Lake Coeur d’Alene in Idaho. Videographer: Hank Heusinkveld.

The bald eagle is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle. Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico.

Lake Coeur d’Alene, officially Coeur d’Alene Lake, is a natural dam-controlled lake in North Idaho, located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. At its northern end is the city of Coeur d’Alene. It spans 25 miles in length and ranges from 1 to 3 miles wide with over 109 miles of shoreline. 

Aerial Travel Video: ‘Seattle, Washington’

Seattle, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. Washington State’s largest city, it’s home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark. 

Top New Travel Videos: ‘Olympic National Park’ – Washington State (2020)

Filmed, Edited by: Milosh Kitchovitch (Amazing Places on Our Planet)

The Olympic National Park is located in the State of Washington, in the Northwest of the United States. It is renowned for its diversity and stunning landscapes, peaks with glaciers, alpine meadows, old growth forest, temperate rainforest, Pacific coastline with some of the wildest and most beautiful beaches in the world. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Locations in the video: Hurricane Ridge (0:01), High Divide Trail (1:40), Sol Duc Falls (1:55), Shi Shi beach (4:53), Realto Beach (5:21), First Beach – La Push (5:50), Second Beach (6:07), Third Beach (6:30), Ruby Beach (6:47), Hoh Rainforest (7:16), Lake Crescent (10:14).

Recorded July 2020 and September 2015 in 4K Ultra HD.

Music: Eguana – Discovering Eguana (compiled by Side Liner) – 1 – In The Sky Eguana – Invisible Civilization – 7 – Cradle For The Star

Travel Videos: ‘Mount Jefferson Wilderness’, In Northwest Oregon

Filmed and Edited by: James Parsons

Passing through the Mount Jefferson Wilderness two weeks before it would be dramatically changed for generations. I am currently section hiking the PCT through Oregon, and just happened to do this section 2 weeks before it was overtaken by fire.

The Mount Jefferson Wilderness is a wilderness area located on and around Mount Jefferson in the central Cascade Range of Oregon in the United States. It is situated where the Willamette, Deschutes, and Mount Hood National Forests meet.