Man backpacker by lake. Nada lake, Enchantment Lakes basin, Leavenworth, Washington state, USA.

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Central Washington

Caught in the foothills of the grandiose Cascade Range, Central Washington is a geographic crossroads where dramatic alpine peaks fold with eerie suddenness into a barren, steppe-like desert broken only by the winding presence of the Columbia River and its irrigating dams.


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