Alpental Valley


This is the Alpental valley, seen from the saddle between Guye Peak and Cave Ridge.  There was a strong temperature inversion this day, so that it was quite cold indeed down in the fog of the parking lot, and much warmer here up the hill.

BNSF Locomotive - Foss River Bridge


BNSF 7953 is a V16 645E3 diesel-electric locomotive developing 3000hp.  It's seen here in the BNSF "Heritage" livery, leading a train westwards down the valley of Highway 2.  It's on the approach to the Foss River Bridge, an impressive structure from 1909.