The landscapes of the Pacific Northwest have been shaped by millions of years of volcanic activity, creating spectacular peaks and mountains. Enormous fresh water lakes appeared later when Ice Age glaciers blocked swollen rivers nearly 15,000 years ago. These geologic events resulted in a varied backdrop of picturesque features unique to the area. The photographs included in the Scenic Northwest collection are a sampling of the most scenic locations in the region. Included are waterfalls, lakes, rivers, mountains, beaches and canyons. Most of the prints are black and white but some hand-tinted prints by Spokane scenic photographer Frank Palmer are included.