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I love the way you can see the waterfall behind the ice cave. The waterfall creates the ice cave in the avalanche debris field. It was 100 degrees while we were there!

Big Four Ice Caves
Mt Baker-Snoqualmine National Forest

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Siberian-demon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, so beautiful *-*
rifka1 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much. I was really luck to go, because with budget cuts the road is no longer open and you can't go to the ice caves anymore.
o-redbird Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
beautiful place!
DuckOfDeath Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
100 degrees?!? Holy crap!
rifka1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Seattle rarely gets that hot and isn't prepared for that kind of weather. In fact the last 8 months have been full of extreme weather. We had snow for 12 days straight and because this is unusual in Seattle, the roads were impassable and much of the city shut down. I couldn't move my car at all. This summer was the opposite with temperatures rising up to 100 degrees. I've lived in Phoenix and S. CA and it's different when there are air conditioners everywhere. (Plus, it's WAAAAY to hot to hike in that temperature!)

On a different note, the high temperatures ended up creating a huge mold issue in my apartment due to the interior condensation this created. Walls, cabinets, shoes, belts, potpourri are now all covered. I've been cleaning for weeks and have to purchase a dehumidifier. I can honestly say I miss the aridness of AZ and CA!!!
DuckOfDeath Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Yeah, I'm afraid we've really messed up the climate. People think it's just glaciers melting, but you can't have that kind of change without affecting everything else. And I think that's what we're seeing, with these extremes all over the country and the globe.

That mold must suck. It would be bad, for me. I'm allergic to mold.
rifka1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Then there are those people who say we haven't done anything to the environment. Some people are really stupid.

Fortunately I don't seem to have any allergies to the mold. We purchased a dehumidifier today and have begun the process of removing the water from the air. I was surprised by how much came out of the bedroom in just a few hours. This should really help decrease the mold problem. Cross your fingers as it is just awful.
DuckOfDeath Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Yeah, those would be the same people who say evolution isn't real. :roll:

The dehumidifier should do a good job. You can also mix a 10-to-1 water/chlorine bleach solution and spray the worst areas down. It kills most kinds of mold in a heartbeat.
rifka1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You are right. I am a store manager at Blockbuster and a few years ago "An Inconvenient Truth" came out. I liked the movie, but you would be amazed at the number of people who said the movie was complete crap.

I have used both bleach and tea tree oil to combat the mold. I prefer the use of tea tree oil as the smell is less obnoxious than that of bleach. Unfortunately because the water hadn't been removed from the apt...the mold just came back. I have run the dehumidifier for about 15 hours and already pulled out 6+ gallons of water! I was so shocked.
DuckOfDeath Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Yeah, that was supposed to be a good presentation of the facts. I haven't bothered to rent it because I'm already aware of those things.

It's amazing how much "stuff" the air can carry around invisibly or semi-invisibly. Especially when you remember that 6 gallons of water weighs almost 50 pounds. And pollution is measured in tons! (Which is one of the more horrifying facts of modern life.)
rifka1 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I had not even remotely thought about the weight of the water or the pollution. I guess that is why humidity can feel heavy. It is. I had no idea pollution was so "heavy". Too bad they can't just create some kind of "depollutionizer".
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Submitted on
August 21, 2009
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Canon PowerShot SD30
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Focal Length
6 mm
Date Taken
Jul 28, 2009, 2:46:45 PM