19 Dec 12. For those of you who like the winter sports, it is time to head out to the PNW rather than to central America. Snowfall here exceeds anywhere in the country and there is plenty of opportunity for enjoying lots of the white stuff, in the mountains, that is. The shot for today would not be possible at present because the road to access it has been closed for almost 2 months and the road itself is under a "fair" amount of snow. But back in the 4th week of September Mt Shuksan was fully accessible, and this was the view directly across from the advanced skill level ski lift. One of these days I want to drive up to the ski area and then just hike up the trails and shoot the area under its white blanket; perhaps next year when this housing project is fully behind me. I've endeavored to add a small amount micro contrast enhancement to the rock to help visualize its texture, something that tends to get lost in the photographs unless you are right up close, which I wasn't. Otherwise, this is right out of the camera. Sharp eyes may notice the early (1700 PDT) rising moon. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 100; 1/25 sec A f /16 on a tripod.