When I think of Seattle–my city by the Sound–surrounded by mountains and water, three images always spring to mind: Mt. Rainer, The Space Needle, and ferries. This trifecta is always iconic and, by twilight, spectacular.
Mt. Rainier, with a summit elevation of 14, 410 feet is the highest mountain in both the state of Washington and the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest. An active volcano, Mt. Rainier is also the most glaciated peak in the contiguous United States.
The Space Needle
Built in 1962 for the World’s Fair, the Space Needle defines the north end of Seattle’s skyline. At 605 feet, it was once the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River.
The Washington State ferry system is the fourth largest ferry system in the world. 22 auto-passenger ferries crisscross Puget Sound taking travelers to islands near and far.
Take the road less traveled, Beth