Denny Creek

Today was my open day and a time to take some pictures in the Seattle area. I had no idea what to expect from a weather perspective and that influenced my decision on location.

I was up at 4:30 this morning. And I was on the road by 5:30. I decided to head out to Denny Creek. This is a scenic trail roughly an hour or so southeast of Seattle. I arrived at the exit around 6:30. Light was not going to be out for another hour or so and the sideroads were almost impassable due to snow. I left my rental car just off the exit from the Interstate and hiked in the dark to the trailhead. About 3 miles. The trailhead sets off on a mere 4.4 mile trail through the mountain. Steep climb and a pretty hard hike in the snow. The trail was somewhat packed although there were sections when a pair of snowshoes would have come in handy.

My legs are very, very sore.

The weather was perfect. Sunny breaks, light cloud and no rain. Amazing. Here are a few shots from the morning. I will post the full set on my flickr and photoblog over the next couple of weeks.

Denny 1

Denny 2

Denny 3

Denny 4

Denny 5

2 replies
  1. Cat Skoor
    Cat Skoor says:

    Hi! You’re not going to believe this, but the first cabin (the red one) is our family cabin! Lots of people take photographs of it, but yours is really beautiful. Would you mind sharing it with me?

    I’d love to frame it and give it to my in-laws. They’re in their 90’s and have owned the cabin since the 70’s. Before that, a doctor (with 12 children) owned it. It was built from a Sears cabin kit ordered from the catalog.

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