The thing about the Pacific northwest is that you can look for hundreds of miles in any direction and only see wilderness. When was the last time you did that?
This is the coast of British Columbia a few hours out of port on the way to Alaska. I'm on a boat spending a lot of time watching the scenery.
Its like looking back in time to a planet we once had and still do in this remote corner. I am left with the sense that this is one of the few places left where the earth still breaths.
One of the first things that strikes me is the layers to the ranges, one ridge, then another and another into the distance. There are forest, lakes, wildlife and, very few humans, the climate and terrain ensure that.
The mountains along the pacific rim are just as majestic as any I've seen, only more remote and, since there is nothing to obstruct the view, I can see them for a hundred miles away.