Description The mountains in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Region of the Cascade Mountains feed hundreds of streams and creeks which eventually fill lakes and create rivers.
On this fall day I was exploring a national forest gravel road at about 4,000' altitude in an area known as Box Canyon near Lake Kachess. I walked a trail which paralleled Box Canyon Creek and as I was gaining altitude I happened across this winderness waterfall some 100' below me. A trail led to the top of the creek, and an adventurous climb down granite walls to the lower base of the creek provided a 'head-on' view of the falls.
Bud Obermeyer, Cle Elum, Washington Member Since August 2007 Artist Statement I am a retired corporate manager in the property-casualty insurance industry with personal interests in photography, sports memorabilia, and poker. My wife of 48 years, Carole, and I were both born and raised in New York - her in Manhattan/Bronx and I in Brooklyn. We spent many years on the "corporate transfer trail" and have lived in the general locales of Philadelphia PA (where our son Jeff was born), Seattle WA, Anchorage AK, Columbia SC, and back to Seattle WA.
We now live in Cle Elum, Washington which is 85 miles east of Seattle, just on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains. Cle Elum is located at 1,800' elevation and has a population of 1,300 people. We are surrounded by natural beauty which changes dramatically with each of the four seasons. Summers are hot and dry and winters are cold and white :) We are surrounded by national forests and mountains but within a 15 minute drive we can be in near desert.
All of this natural beauty inspires me to get out in the field and try to capture the wonder of this incredible land in photographs. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoy taking them.