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Mount Rainier from Gig Harbor and Dyes Inlet

In between all the road stuff I crammed into the most recent trip in Washington I did have a minute or two to take advantage of the clear weather to take a couple photos of Mount Rainer.  Specifically I had some clear views of Rainier from Gig Harbor and Dyes Inlet in Silverdale. 

Gig Harbor was discovered by American Naval Officer Charles Wilkes during a heavy storm in Puget Sound in 1840.  Gig Harbor is a sheltered bay immediately north of the Tacoma Narrows and is the location of a community of the same name.  The City of Gig Harbor was first plotted out in the late 1880s but was incorporated in 1946.  Gig Harbor gradually became a suburb of Tacoma following the completion of the second Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1950.


Dyes Inlet is located on the Kitsap Peninsula and is roughly bounded by Silverdale, Bremerton and Chico.  Dyes Inlet was discovered in the early 1840s and is separated from the rest of Puget Sound by the Port Washington Narrows.  The Port Washington Narrows is spanned by WA 303 on the Warren Avenue Bridge and Manette Bridge further south.



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