Ira Spring Mountain it is!
It's official-The State Board on Geographic Names has approved renaming Spring Mountain near Mount Pugh in the Glacier Peak Wilderness after the late Ira Spring; a renowned outdoors photographer, conservationist and guidebook writer. And I might add someone who had an influence on my writing-someone who I highly respect and am honored to have worked on a book with and carry the torch forward for. I blogged on this back in August. It's great to have this bit of feel good news in this current environment of economic meltdown and political instability. Ira you live on in the Cascades and in the hearts and souls of hundreds of outdoors people and conservationists.
(photo- Ira Spring Mountain in front of Sloan Peak-taken from Mount Pugh)