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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Koma Kulshan

Koma Kulshan means "Great White Watcher" in one of the local native languages and was their name for Mount Baker, clearly seen in the background of this photo, taken about 16 kilometers west of Victoria. As the crow flies, Mount Baker was about 130 kilometers (80 miles) distant from where I was standing, almost due east. That little sprawl of buildings in the foreground is the city of Victoria. Please click the above image to see the larger version because this is a BIG photo....

Mount Baker is a volcano on the mainland of Washington State rising 10,778 feet (3,285 meters) above sea level, much taller than most of the other local mountains. But it is not often so clearly visible from here. If you take a look at Chuck Pefley's City Daily Photo Blog for Seattle you can see the same mountain from a different angle and many miles away. Or take a look at Mount Baker from Port Townsend or Port Angeles or Vancouver but for a real dose of Mount Baker, visit the Stanwood City Daily Photo Blog. It's a big mountain.

5 comments:

nobu said...

Beautiful broad scenery!

Thanks for visitting to my blog.
I will come back here soon.

Julie said...

But it is not the mountain that is the important element to me - it is the blueness. The sea and the sky blend so well that the land and man's paltry effect on it pale into insignificance!

A wonderfully large panorama ...

Boise Diva said...

I had no idea you could see Mt. Baker from Victoria. I never looked on my visits, I've been so distraced by everything in Victoria!

jill said...

What a glorious photo! Love the huge sky and sea.

USelaine said...

Yes, I envy you your air. Ours seems to be coming back to near normal.

You have a wide open soul to match the sky, offering the links to the regional blogs.