Moss Covered Stairs Revisited

Back on November 5, 2013 my blog post covered a photoshoot I did in Issaquah, Washington (eastern suburb of Seattle at the foot of the Cascade Mountain Range). Why this is resurfacing now is because I came cross one of those captures in my archives while moving some other prints there (I try and weed through my prints and periodically retire some of them to my personal archive file). I had used it as a background for one of my inspirational prints (also shared below) I created in August 2020. The original print really caught me eye and I thought it worthing of having it on my “TheWallGallery” website.

The shot is very unusual in that this is the last thing you would expect to come across while on a hike in a heavily forested foothill just east of Seattle, Washington. I researched the location and found the background behind the stairs. The site use to be an anti-aircraft facility to protect this area from attack. This stairway along with one other connected what was an area for barracks up to the missiles themselves. For the history of the site and what is now Cougar Mountain Regional Park, click here: “Radar Park” at Anti-Aircraft Peak

“Moss Stairs”
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27 thoughts on “Moss Covered Stairs Revisited

  1. D. Wallace Peach

    That is such a cool photo, Kirt. Right out of a fantasy novel. And interesting past, though I’d rather that the forest elves had built it long ago when magic still ruled the world. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sue Slaght

    Kirt I believe one of the first posts I read of yours included photos of moss near Seattle. I recall being so struck by the texture and color. How wonderful to find these photos and I enjoyed hearing about the history too.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Very surreal in person and when I got to the top of the stairs and read the plaques on how this foothill had been used as an anti aircraft facility back in the day….made sense but still surreal!!


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