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Inside the Original Cascade Tunnel

Inside shot of the Original Cascade Tunnel located on Stevens Pass, Wa. This tunnel built in 1900 by the Great Northern Railway is now apart of the Iron Goat Trail and at 2.6 miles long, it is the longest tunnel on a hiking trail system in the US.
The lighting was all natural. Shot taken approx 150-200 feet from the west portal entrance on a bright sunny day. On cloudy days there isnt enough light to give you the same effect. I was using Kodachrome 64 on this one and all low light shots taken this day had a green effect to it. The stuff hanging down from the roof is lime that is leaching from the concrete. When that is all gone, the roof will collapse. Just dont be there when it does.
I've been meaning to get up there for years - now you've given me added inspiration! Thanks.
If and when you do go up, once inside, take a few minutes to let your eyes adjust to the darkness. Then look towards the entrance for a second and then back again towards the darkness and the above picture really makes itself apparent. Once done you can almost walk 1/4 mile inside and still have enough light to see the various features of the tunnel. Anything beyond that requires a good flash light. We used a coleman lantern to walk thru. Have fun but be careful.

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