A photo looking down on the snowy hills in Mt. Rainier National Park in winter. There are tall mountains in the background and low hanging clouds.

11 PNW Photos: Magical Moments from Washington over the years

Hiking in Washington is one of my favorite endeavors. The jagged peaks, stunning vista, amazing alpine lakes, and wildlife make it phenomenal. Here are some of my favorite photos of my adventures in Washington State.

Summit Lake

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North Cascades near Mt. Shuksan

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Yellow Aster Bute Trail

Mt. Rainier National Park

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Hoh Rainforest, Olympic NP

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Hall of Mosses Trail and Olympic Itinerary

Mazama Ridge, Mt. Rainier NP

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Wing Lake

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Exploring wing lake

North Cascades National Park

sahale glacier camp hike washington
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Wildlife in Washington

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Black Peak in the clouds

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Mount Rainier National Park in Winter

Snowy mountain peaks shot from Mazama Ridge in Mount Rainier National Park.
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Mount Rainier in Winter

Shi Shi Beach

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Mount McCausland

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Visit Sequoia National Park

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Katla Ice Cave

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Author: Alec Sills-Trausch

Title: Founder of Explore with Alec

Expertise: Hiking, Backpacking, Photography, and Road Trips

Alec Sills-Trausch is a hiker, backpacker, landscape photographer, and syndicated travel writer. He enjoys showing off the beauty of the world through his photos, videos, and written work on ExploreWithAlec.com. Alec is also a 2x cancer survivor and bone marrow transplant recipient, showing the world that there is a future from this terrible disease.

He lives in Washington, where he gets to enjoy the stunning PNW mountains in addition to all the other places he attempts to visit each year! You can see more work on IG at @AlecOutside