Mount Olympus from High Divide
Olympic National Park, WA
Copyright 1996-2017 by Michael L. Anderson

date found:
August 1996
camera:
Pentax P3n
lens:
Sigma 35-200mm @ 35mm
film:
Kodak Royal Gold 100
recommended enlargement size:
8 x 10 inches

I had supposedly seen Mount Olympus from Hurricane Ridge, the popular drive-in alpine ridge to the northwest, but it never seemed that way. Mt. Olympus is quite distant from Hurricane Ridge, and just peeks above the ridgeline formed by the Bailey Range and High Divide. So was quite a revelation to see the glacier-clad top of the peninsula from the High Divide, and I could hardly take my eyes off it.

I had seen these flowers the previous day, but the light was rather ordinary. Luckily, we spent the night on the ridge at one of two campsites, thanks to a friendly ranger who was able to radio in our change of itinerary. From there I woke up before sunrise and ran twenty minutes along the ridge with my frame backpack, which I used as a tripod. This was the best of four sunrise shots.