The city of Issaquah has experienced explosive growth in the last 15 years and unfortunately a highly visible portion of Cougar Mountain is being threatened by a scarring development. 45 acres of pristine land proposed for development could change the Issaquah Alps forever. 60% of this land encompasses critical areas with 27 acres holding wetlands, streams and steep slopes. Residents from surrounding Cougar Mountain neighborhoods organized to oppose the proposed Development Agreement and the City Council voted unanimously against it. However, development can still occur under traditional codes. This 45-acre stretch of the Issaquah Alps lends itself perfectly to parkland, open space, and family friendly hiking. Learn how you can help preserve beautiful land like this for future generations at www.savecougarmountain.org.
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It's times like these when I'm on my way out of the woods. 🍃
Don’t forget to just take a second and soak it all in. All of it. The smells of the pines and the sound they make when the wind funnels through them. The horizon line as it becomes fainter and fainter with every range. The little feeling you get from just being by yourself in this area so vast. Take a second and enjoy life. Don’t forget.
México es un país con una cultura muy rica, con un pueblo muy servicial y lleno de paisajes como este. Se me hace difícil poner en palabras la sensación que transmite este mágico lugar, deja en evidencia lo pequeños que somos y lo perfecta que es la naturaleza. 🇲🇽
I'm a father of two awesome kids. They definitely keep me on my toes and life is pretty crazy sometimes (actually almost always). It's a constant challenge to balance my work as a photographer with my family life. The effect seems to be that life is constantly coming at me at 200mph. So when I look back at some shots like this one from just this past August, it feels like this shoot could have been a couple of years ago. So much has happened in the last 3 months (all good stuff!). I'm conflicted between wanting my kids to stay young and to have as much time with them as I can, and wanting them to grow up so life can slow down a bit. The good thing is that both my kids (8 and 10 years old) are very active and into the outdoors. Our entire family hikes, bikes, skis, and camps together. So while it may be overwhelming sometimes, I'm loving it and am so fortunate with everything I have. I guess this turned into a belated thanks that should have been posted at Thanksgiving! #hiking#sonyalpha#wilderness