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June 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Mount Baker viewpoint lets you find your place in the universe

Humanity is in a dark place

The Olympic Mountains peer over the north end of Beacon Hill as the daylight fades, viewed from the Mt. Baker Ridge Viewpoint. [Jim Bates,  The Seattle Times.]

The Olympic Mountains peer over the north end of Beacon Hill as the daylight fades, viewed from the Mt. Baker Ridge Viewpoint. [Jim Bates, The Seattle Times.]

Standing upon the current metal and stone monument named Mount Baker Ridge Viewpoint, Gabriel Campanario missed a journalistic opportunity to ask what came before. [“Seattle Sketcher: Mount Baker viewpoint lets you find your place in the universe,” NW Saturday, June 22.]

More than a dozen trees were cut down and natural habitat was destroyed to afford that neighborhood their view. Sadly, installing manufactured steel, shipping basalt rock from Eastern Washington and beaming with pride for having removed natural obstacles for our enjoyment does define humanity’s place in the universe.

Brian Jaeger, Seattle

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