Mid Summer, High Grounds (4)
Vancouver is a sea-level city, but it has easy access to alpine high grounds both within and outside the Canadian border. Mount Baker, within less than three hours’ drive in Washington State, is one of the high grounds I frequent south of the border. In mid summer, when daylight is long, one can leave home after lunch, hit the trail three hours later, reach the desired high ground in another two or three hours, take sunset photos and then head down the trail for home; all within half day.
That was what I did on July 28, 2014. The trail I hiked is Park Butte, in the south of Mount Baker.