West Seattle scenes: The ‘other’ Olympics

February 12, 2014 at 1:16 pm | In Seen around town, Seen at sea, West Seattle news | 8 Comments

More news on the way … but in case you don’t have a westward view, we didn’t want these photos of the Olympic Mountains, out this morning in all their sunlit glory, to go to waste. Thanks to Alia Ali for sharing the top view from Fauntleroy; the view below was caught from Duwamish Head by WSB co-publisher Patrick Sand.

We’ll confess we can’t name the peaks in Alia’s photo, but we do know the WSB photo shows The Brothers, 6842 feet elevation on the south, 6650 on the north. And check out West Seattle photographer Long B. Nguyen‘s Olympics gallery!


  1. The snow-capped massif in the center is two peaks: the left is Ellinor, and the right is Washington.


    Comment by Greg — 1:26 pm February 12, 2014 #

  2. Thank you! We used to have a beautiful photo poster with all the peaks identified … took it down to paint a room, haven’t found it since, and I couldn’t find a comparable map online after a few minutes of searching – TR

    Comment by WSB — 1:40 pm February 12, 2014 #

  3. The mountain in the photo is the Brothers. Washington and Ellinor are to the south of this image.

    Comment by VBD — 2:56 pm February 12, 2014 #

  4. OK: TR didn’t run my Oly picture which pointed to a peak in the interior that is lit up in the sun. My house is at 200′ elevation and if the Brothers is shadowed, this mountain is visible. Is it Mount Olympus? Thanks for your help.


    Comment by JayDee — 6:04 pm February 12, 2014 #

  5. Mt. Anderson, an interior peak, rarely emerges from the silhouette of the Olympic range. But when the sun hits her just right, one appreciates the depth of the range! I think that’s the “mystery peak” that @JayDee mentions.

    Comment by Susan — 6:44 pm February 12, 2014 #

  6. I have that poster. You can purchase it at Metsker’s Maps close to the market. That’s where I bought mine. Cheers!

    Comment by alkibeach — 8:39 pm February 12, 2014 #

  7. JayDee and Susan: Yes, that is Mt. Anderson. From the direction of the Fauntleroy Ferry dock, Mt. Olympus is hidden directly behind Anderson (Olympus is higher, but not enough to clear the nearer ridge).

    Comment by Dennis Cheasebro — 12:24 am February 13, 2014 #

  8. Alas, the romance is dashed, but it is good to know anyway–Susan, Alkibeach, and Dennis C.

    Comment by JayDee — 5:24 pm February 13, 2014 #

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