Washington Backpacking Sketches pt. 2

These are a couple more gouache sketches from our adventure in the Cascades and on the Olympic Peninsula. Such an abundance of water up there means that words like “creek” and “river” mean something totally different than they do in Southern California. What we call “river,” they would call a creek. What we would call a “creek” would be an unnamed random side-canyon spill up there. It’s interesting how people and landscapes adapt to and reflect the weather and climate they exist in.