West Fork of the Pasayten River Valley

November 05, 2014


Photographer: Robert Farrimond
Summary AuthorRobert Farrimond

The photo above looks down the West Fork of the Pasayten River Valley in northern Washington from atop Slate Peak (7,440 ft or 2,268 m). This classic U-shaped valley was gouged out and widened by glaciers during the last ice age. The present day cirque on the northern face of Slate Peak was the source area of the West Fork glacier. Dense stands of hemlock, fir, spruce and larch now line this scenic valley. Photo taken on September 20, 2014.

Photo details: Canon T1i camera; Rokinon 14mm lens; ISO 200.