The Washington State Capitol in Olympia by Bruce Johnson

I've lurked around the beautiful Washington State Capitol for several years. I thought I'd share a few pictures. I'm also working on a short book that will contain these images and many, many others. Also, don't miss my Youtube video, which displays many images, with the accompaniment of an original sound track:


To me, this image has a very Greek look. Maybe it stirs my memories of Athens from my one visit there decades ago.


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MY FIVE HISTORY OF OUTDOOR GEAR BOOKS AND ONE BOOK OF STORIES: Books 1-4 are presented in 8x10 format with choice of hardbound or softbound and all lavishly illustrated with high-quality color images. Books 1-4 can also be ordered directly from me as $15 PDF downloads.... Book 5 is our bargain book, offered in a simple 6x9 inch, black&white format.

Book 1: "Frostline of Colorado," updated in 2012 after Dale Johnson, its founder, passed away (Frostline).

Book 2: "GERRY, To Live in the Mountains," updated in late 2010 after Mr. Cunningham passed away (GERRY).

Book 3: "Holubar Mountaineering, Ltd.," rightly regarded as the inventor of the modern lightweight down sleeping bag, among other honors (Holubar). The Holubar book was lauded in 2012 as one of the year's best "Local History" books at Chautauqua in Boulder, Colorado....

Book 4: "MSR: Defying Tradition, describes Larry Penberthy's often controversial rhetoric as he took on the Climbing Establishment through his Seattle-based Mountain Safety Research company (MSR) (MSR).

Book 5: "Warmlite: Still Controversial After All These Years" tells the tale of Stephenson's Warmlite Equipment, with its radically innovative products and boldly notorious nudist founder (Warmlite). All five books feature major contributions from their founders/Presidents or chief personnel. You may order the books directly from my Publisher, and the PDF version directly from me (

My one book of mountain stories is a short and very personal book about spiritual awakenings in the mountains, set up as a Kindle book through Amazon. It's title is "Peak Experiences" by Bruce Johnson, $2.99. It can also be had as a 6x9" book for about $15.

Here's an updated page with all ten of my books and links to order them directly from my publisher, and/or see previews of each one. Ten books, click.



Essays and pictures about the Pioneers of the Outdoor Gear Revolution, 1935-The Present, 45+ pages, ten published books, and still expanding!


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