As the former home of George Washington, Mount
Vernon holds historical significance for Americans.
Closer to the trees, the mountains became more visible as we proceeded slowly through a cluster of firs and then, the full view was upon us: the Three Sisters, Mount Washington, Mount
Jefferson, Mount Hood.
Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, Mount
Vernon is committing itself to sponsoring a formal level of scholarship about Washington, and Mount Vernon officials say they have no intention of insisting on a glossy interpretation.
From many of the city's higher elevations there are spectacular views of Lake Washington, Mount
Rainer, the Olympic Mountains, the Cascade Mountain range and the Seattle skyline.
People will still ascend the Three Sisters, Mount Washington, Mount
Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack and other high-elevation destinations in the Cascades.