In this short post I want to show some of the spectacular scenery we saw, since the trail we took gives some of the best views in the North Cascades of Mount Baker and of Mount Shuksan, two of the most prominent peaks in the area. Mount Baker, at 10,778 feet (3,285 m), is the third-highest mountain in Washington State and the sixth-highest in the Cascade Range and is an active volcano. Mount Shuksan is 9127 feet (2,782 m), is the most photographed peak in the North Cascades. Both are covered year around with snow and numerous glaciers.
Where we started - at the north end of Lower Bagley Lake with Table Mountain to the south.
The trail along the west side of Lower Bagley Lake - early morning.
Looking back across Lower Bagley Lake to the north.
Along the trail - still early morning.
Mount Shuksan becomes visible to the east with Upper Bagley Lake in the foreground.
Autumn color along the trail.
As we climb Mount Shuksan looms to the east.
Almost at the top of the ridge with the trail below us and Upper Bagley Lake again visible.
At the top of the ridge Mount Baker visible to the southeast with Chain Lakes below.
And then back down with clouds moving in and the afternoon wearing on.
Back at Lower Bagley Lake with the bridge for casual walkers in the foreground.
The stream that connects Upper and Lower Bagley Lakes.
Nearly back to where we started.