Mark New Year with New Snow

After more than a week of wet gloomy days, on the very first sunny day of the new year, I went snowshoeing on the refreshing, soft, new snow of Mt Baker. The weather was incredibly sunny, and warm too (until we reached the ridge at Artist Point). Wow, what a nice way to mark the new year with new snow!

Mt Baker is a 3285m dormant volcano that I can see from my neighborhood on any clear day. Washington’s hwy 542 (aka Mt Baker Hwy) provides drive access to a ridge south of the Peak at an altitude of 1567m which, thanks to its panorama view, is called the Artist Point. In winter, however, the last few km’s of the highway is covered by thick snow. Snowshoes or skis are needed to hike up to the Artist Point from the end of the plowed highway. It is a moderate snowshoe hike. And one of my favorite snowshoe trail.

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