Stewart's Corral

Photo Album - Willapa hills & valley
SW Washington state
page 5
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Trail thumbnail Selections from 12 miles of trails (excluding graveled logging roads).

Alder regrowth.

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Taken in a tree farm planted in 1982.

1998.Jun.20 - 1998.Jun.22


1998.Jul.10 - 2000.Aug.30 Same location

Into the hills thumbnail 1999.Apr.24
Stewart riding Shadow up Forks Creek D-line into the Willapa hills. Willapa Valley at Frances behind me. Olympic Mountains barely visible on right side. Elevation: 1200 ft.

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Willapa Hills thumbnail 1999.Apr.24
From top of D-1540. Looking north over Willapa Valley with Olympic Mountains 89 miles distant. Mt. Olympus in left corner of enlargement. Taken from an elevation of 1720 ft.
11 Mile round trip to valley: (elevation 200 ft.)

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Frances thumbnail
Panorama from A-424. Looking east thru south. Elevation 700 ft.

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Willapa Hills thumbnail
Panorama from D-440, southeast of the eastern waterfall. Looking northwest thru east. Elevation 2260 ft.

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Sunrise thumbnail 1999.Aug.23
Looking NW toward Raymond, Lebam, Frances, and Aberdeen from Forks Creek A-line near 4300 junction. Elevation 1860 ft. Fog in the valley as sunrise approaches.

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Ride above the clouds thumbnail 1999.Aug.26
Inspired by the valley fog on Aug.23, I saddled Shadow and set out before dawn.
From A-424. Looking east at fog in the valley.

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Profile thumbnail 1999.Aug.26
Shadow's profile at dawn with valley fog for background.

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Flood thumbnail 1999.Feb.24
Shadow watching the Willapa River, after eight inches of rain in 26 hours brought the river up to a depth of 10 1/4 feet. Flooding the fields, wiping out fencelines. A recurring theme along the floodplain.

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Playing with tree limb thumbnail 1998.Jan.15
Roan playing with the tree limb that blew down in recent storm.

Shadow is probably glad this branch is too big for him to chase her with.

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Waterfall thumbnail 1999.Feb.24
Forks Creek D-line waterfalls roaring after 8" of rain.
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Location specifics:
From picture taken 1996.Jul.1 (960701) from Forks Creek A-line 424 (A-424) at 46°33.1'N 123°32.5'W
Frances, Washington is shown in the left picture (960701p1.jpg)
A-4300 can be seen in the center picture (960701p2.jpg) at (x,y) coordinates (875,137)
D-1540 can be seen in the right picture (960701p3.jpg) at (647,101)
Both before they were logged in 1999 and 1998 respectively.

Picture taken 1999.Apr.24 (9904242w.jpg) from D-1540 at 46°29.8'N 123°32.3'W
A-424 can be seen at (0,340)

Picture taken 1999.Aug.23 (9908239w.jpg) from A-4300 at 46°29.2'N 123°28.5'W
A-424 can be seen at (510,553)
Tower light above Raymond can be seen at (290,445)
Cosmopolis hill can be seen at (1455,446)
valley field (9902241w.jpg) is at (804,602)

Picture taken 1999.Feb.24 (9902241w.jpg) from valley field at 46°32.7'N 123°31.4'W
D-440 can be seen at (192,447)
D-1540 can be seen at (1712,462)
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Added 2003.Jun When saving for archive purposes, where retaining quality is the goal, Save as JPG for highest compression, but change quality to 100% to avoid any significant lossy compression. For no loss, save as PNG.
Copyright notice: All photographs on this page were taken and scanned personally. You are free to download these graphics for personal or non-profit use only.
I've rode to several peaks and locations in the area, and have taken dozens of panoramic views. If you'd like to see more from my collection, please let me know.

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