Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Winter Evening Trek to Artist's Point

On Saturday, January 14th, my wife and I decided to get out our snowshoes and head for the Mount Baker Ski Area and Artist's Point.  I'd been down with a cold all week and needed to get out and we decided we'd see the sunset on snowshoes.

Artist's Point is a viewpoint between Mount Baker, Mount Shuksan and Table Mountain that offers stunning views of some of the great peaks of the North Cascades.  It is accessible by road in the summer months, but the road is closed in the winter.

After driving up to the ski area, we left the parking area about 2:30 p.m. and were back again at 5:00, having spent plenty of time at the top and having seen the sunset.  We stopped for our evening meal on the way home, the end of a very pleasant day.

Mount Shuksan from near the parking lot

Table Mountain and a strange sky

Herman Peak

Border Peaks and Mount Larrabee

slopes of Table Mountain

Huntoon Point (note the campers at the very top)

Mount Shuksan and Shuksan Arm

Mount Larrabee

Baker Lake and the North Cascades

Mount Baker

Mount Shuksan

Table Mountain

 Mount Baker and sunset

Huntoon Point

Herman Peak, the Border Peaks and Mount Larrabee


the ridges east of Baker

snow sculpture

Mount Baker

the view west

Table Mountain

Mount Baker

sunset colors

Mount Shuksan

headed down

panoramic view from the top
(Table Mountain, Herman Peak, Border Peaks, Mount Larrabee, Mount Shuksan, left to right)

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