A road that goes where all roads should

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    I still remember the first time I drove up Steven's Canyon Road in Mt. Rainier National Park. It was the first time I had ever been in the park and I was in the midst of one of those moments, the kind where it very clearly occurs to you just why this particular patch of land earned such national recognition and preservation. The road winds up the sheer side of an enormous canyon, one side dropping off several hundred feet to the distant bottom, at least when you can see it through the racing banks of clouds that go hurtling up the canyon. The other side is sheer cliff that in the spring turns into one impromptu waterfall after the other. The view. The misty clouds. The waterfalls. The sinuous road matched perfectly with the landscape. Even the occasional falling rock. It is a heady mix that I feel still every time I drive up it. And this most recent trip was no different.

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    1. ☼Sol.Digital☼ [deleted] 20 months ago | reply

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    2. tumbleweed.in.eden 20 months ago | reply

      my favorite kind of road. always so many places you want to shoot, but seems too hard to pull off, if they even give you a spot to do so. nice work!

    3. Gary J Weathers 20 months ago | reply

      Great place for a drive! I hope to be there within the week :)

    4. Chris Firth of Wakey. 20 months ago | reply

      Very nice. If I am not mistaken Zeb there is a similar occurance on the Going to the un Road in Glacier Park Montana.

    5. Greg-0 20 months ago | reply

      Man that is gorgeous! :)

    6. 10v10 20 months ago | reply

      i've lived in washington for 10 years and still haven't visited mt. rainier.

    7. dog_dreamzzz 20 months ago | reply

      Your photograph and description both soooo make me want to get there...

    8. e0nn 20 months ago | reply

      damn what a place ... every day the urge to come visit again just grows stronger :-)

    9. McCoy352 20 months ago | reply

      All of Rainier has a way about it. Fifty years of visits and I still desire more time!

    10. A.Alwosaibie 20 months ago | reply

      stunning work..

    11. PHOTOROTA 20 months ago | reply

      Strong work. You captured perfectly.

    12. Vermeero 20 months ago | reply

      Like the falling water and the bend.

    13. Wrinzo 20 months ago | reply

      Awesome road!

    14. gregi72000 20 months ago | reply

      Beautiful road combined with foggy mountains and waterfall, perfect!

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