Box Canyon, located on the Stevens Canyon Road approximately 12 miles west of Ohanapecosh in the Mount Rainier National Park, is a narrow slot canyon carved out by the Muddy Fork of the Cowlitz River. The view from the bridge looks down about 180 feet to the river below. Not too far upstream, the glacier-fed Muddy Fork of the Cowlitz River begins its journey on the flanks of Mount Rainier.


On the day of this visit, Mount Rainier was enshrouded with clouds (not uncommon). As I waited patiently, hoping for a break in the weather, suddenly the clouds cleared between where I was standing and the river below. Having my camera and tripod in place, I had approximately two minutes to capture the photographs you see here before the clouds rolled back in.

Part of my Pacific Northwest / Washington State Black and White Landscape Photography series.
Box Canyon No. 3, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2014Box Canyon No. 2, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2014Box Canyon No. 1, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2014