An Olympic task: Identifying our home mountains
First, find your reference peak
May 25, 2023
On a sunny afternoon in early May, I was at the Olympic Gateway Center up the hill from downtown Shelton. From the parking lot, you could see an immense, snow-covered, hulking presence to the north.
I entered The Shopper and asked a woman inside if she'd mind coming outside to look at something. We walked out to the parking lot and I pointed to that mountain.
"You know the name of that mountain?" I asked her.
"I'm not sure," she said. "Mount Rainier?"
"No," because I knew that for sure. I turned and pointed east. "Mount Rainier is that direction."
"Is that the Cascades or the Olympics?" s...
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