Last weekend my brother and I took a trip to the upper Royal Valley basin in the NE region of Olympic National Park. I hadn’t visited the region in years and it was a treat to spend time with my brother who currently lives in Singapore. The weather was beautiful, the bugs were bountiful, and I had a wonderful time with my sketchbook.

Sketching upper Royal Valley basin, photo credit: Carl Coryell-Martin
Upper Royal Basin lake, 7" x 5" watercolor sketch
Looking down to upper Royal Valley basin, 5" x 7" field sketch
Pass to the West, upper Royal Basin, 5" x 7" field sketch
Into Deception Valley, 7" x 5" field sketch
Me and my bro! We scrambled up to a pass between Royal Valley Basin and Deception Basin.