Tag Archives: Washington State

Washington View: Seattle, Nature & Landscapes (4K)

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. 

Travel: Top 10 Places To Visit In Washington State

Washington is best known for its biggest city of Seattle, but the Evergreen State is also home to a huge number of scenic destinations. Whether you want to hike right up to waterfalls, admire snow-capped mountains from a distance or spend the day on islands off the coast, Washington has it all. It is easy to pack your vacation with city life, world-class attractions, national parks and more while in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s a look at the best places to visit in Washington State.

Public Transit: Seattle’s $54 Billion Railway (Video)

This could be the most ambitious public transit project in America.

SEATTLE has become one of the most attractive cities in the United States.

The tech boom has helped bring in some 1,000 new residents every week. Of course, all those new Seattleites need a way to get around, and things are getting crowded.

In response, the city has been expanding its rail system, and fast. The latest project, Sound Transit 3, will invest $54BN over the next 25 years to expand the network five-fold.

With the passage of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, American cities are getting a chance to rethink their public transit systems with fresh infrastructure funding.

And Seattle’s expansion might be the country’s most ambitious project yet.

Views: Hunting Dinosaur Fossils In East Montana

“It’s Cretaceous crime scene work: We have a body — how did it get here?” Kelsie Abrams, Fossil Lab Manager for the UW’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, left her climate-controlled lab to wield jackhammers and shovels on a dusty hillside of the Hell Creek Formation in remote eastern Montana, possibly the best place in the world to find fossils from the Late Cretaceous. In this short film, follow Abrams and the dig team from the field to the lab, as they unravel mysteries from the end of the age of dinosaurs.

Views: Wildflowers In Mount Rainier National Park, Washington State

“Sunday Morning” visits wildflowers on Mount Rainier in Washington State. Videographer: Mike Griffith.

There are hundreds of species of wildflowers found in Mount Rainier National Park, far more than can be represented here. However, this identification guide is meant to help you familiarize yourself with some of the most common and interesting wildflowers you may see during your visit to the park. For identification of flowers in the field, you can download the Mount Rainier Wildflower site bulletin, ask a ranger, or purchase a variety of wildflower identification guidebooks available in the park visitor centers and gift shops.

Hiking Tour: Ross Lake National Recreation Area In Washington State (4K)

Ross Lake National Recreation Area is a US national recreation area in north central Washington just south of the Canada–US border. It is the most accessible part of the North Cascades National Park Complex which also includes North Cascades National Park and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.

Views: Top Ten Places In The Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is one of the most stunning regions in America. Enjoy this 4K Travel Guide across the Pacific Northwest’s most scenic places. From the Oregon Coast, to Glacier National Park, the Pacific Northwest has so many hidden treasures waiting to be explored.

Weather: Northwest U.S. 1000-Yr Record Heat Wave

With records broken in Portland, Eugene and Seattle, the Pacific Northwest is sweltering under triple-digit temperatures the likes of which has never seen before in the normally temperate month of June. Lilia Luciano reports. Jeff Berardelli also joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss more.

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. 

Smithsonian Channel: ‘Top Natural Disaster Videos’

From the St. Helen’s eruption to havoc caused by a tornado, these clips capture just how terrifying natural disasters are.

Video Timeline: 0:00​ – Intro to 10 Frightening Natural Disaster Videos 0:23​ – Footage of the 1980 Mt. Saint Helens Eruption 4:06​ – This Brave Student Captured the Mt. Saint Helens Blast 6:09​ – Why the 1989 San Francisco Quake Was So Disastrous 10:08​ – Chilling Footage of the 1989 Cypress Freeway Collapse 12:56​ – The Most Powerful Tornado Recorded on Earth 16:36​ – This Family Hid from a 300 MPH Tornado in a Water Pipe 19:50​ – This Couple Filmed the Everest Avalanche Coming at Them 21:56​ – Footage of the Alarming Moments Just Before the Everest Avalanche 24:56​ – The Damage a Twister Can Do in 15 Minutes is Horrifying 28:00​ – The 1974 Double Twister That Hit Alabama