Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Artist's Point

Our son and daughter-in-law were visiting the last couple weeks and though the native orchids are all finished blooming, we did have opportunity to do a bit of sightseeing.  On Saturday, September 18, my son and I drove up to Artist's Point, a viewpoint at the end of the Mount Baker Highway that gives some of the best views of Mount Baker and of Mount Shuksan from over 5000 feet.

My son and his wife have been in Washington man y times, but the road to Artist's Point in only ever open for a few months at the end of the summer and so they had never been there.  The day was partly cloudy with the peaks moving in and out of the clouds, but we were able to see some of the surrounding area and were able, too, to hike around just a little, before heading back home.  The following pictures show some of the scenery.

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