Our destination : snow! According to the maps we would have to go up the Mt Baker Highway.. To the very tip top dead end of the road.. So.. Off we go!
Acme, WA : fire station & post office
Glacier, WA : A 730 year old Douglas Fir Tree
Alot of the road was like this… Trees lining either side.. I love this part of our drives.. The backview changes often though.
Of course we found another water fall.. This is Nooksack Falls, part of the Nooksack River that Begins in the mountains and forks into three parts to dump into Bellingham Bay..
Exploring the riverbed above the falls…
Miss Personality & I..
And we finally break through trees.. The views are breathtaking the rest of the way.. Excuse my lack photography skills.. These views deserve more!
Finally, we reached the top and were free to exit the vehicle! Some of those twists and turns were amazingly tight with that drop off to the side. There’s more photos of the drive below after our hike photos.
These were right next to where we parked.
Yes, she’s in shorts! I made the mistake of wearing my hoodie when we left out and by the end of the hike it was around my waist too! It was warm and toasty even when walking on the snow!
The image above is Mark looking over the view while I helped Kaitlynn get her hiking boots on. Below, I tried to zoom in but it gets fuzzy when you zoom.
She was so happy to finally be on a snow mountain!
This is Mt Baker from Artist Point.
As we hiked, I would stop and take photos… I usually take one or two hoping to get at least one clear photo and I can’t wait to get them into our digital photo frame!
They almost look innocent…. almost!
But of course they aren’t! They were trying to hit me lol.
Mt Shuksan from Artist Point
Mt Baker @ Artist Point
They had gone to the top of the rise while I was resting. This was our turn back point.
This picture I took for reference. Our truck is down there! The twisty road above Mark’s head in the photo… at the top curve on the right side is our truck. So tiny you can’t hardly tell what it is even!
And we’re on our way back down… These drop offs do not seem so scary in photos!
Keep this rock wall in mind… A few photos down I got a shot of it from below..
Remember the rock wall? See it up there? Straight drop off!!
The ski lift at Mt Baker Ski Area.
What a few to ride towards the slopes with!
Mt Shuksan in the background, colorful plants in the foreground.
We stopped at Picture Lake the trees are just for my frame later.. I don’t want to forget how tall and beautiful the area was.
Mt Shuksan reflecting in Picture Lake.. I tried to catch a clear image but the wind kept the water moving too much.
I gave up on the clear reflection and started walking back towards the truck.
I tried to get some shots of the flowers… I adore flowers and up here they seemed so vibrant against all the greens.
Mark was impressed with the rock formations! I got a shot of them for him while he and Kaitlynn were playing back by the truck.
I was ready to turn and walk away when I glanced back and the water had smoothed out!
The lighting was all wrong but I tried.
More trees for me!
On our way back down, we drove off into a side road just to see what we could find. The lighting is horrible but I was amazed by the size and feel of the place.. I can not ever get the dark feel to come out in photos.. it’s that eerily dark and dank feel that has a surreal quality to it.. not bad.. just dimmed.. dark.. on the verge of spooky! The next picture is the exact same with Mark in it for scale.
I’d seen these marks in the tree trunks before but didn’t realize they were the old foot holds the men would carve into the trees to cut them down with.
I love the moss that is all over everything!