Mt Baker 2013


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A visit to Mt Baker, WA. This is Picture Lake, which we walked around before driving to the end of the road at Artist Point. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Fran stands before a view of Mt Shuksan on a cloudy day. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Sunbeams get on the camera lens at Picture Lake. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Mt Shuksan is so pretty here at Picture Lake. 9/4/13 A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Views as we circle Pictrure Lake. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Nice images as we walk around Picture Lake. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Ron is caught in the camera, again at Picture Lake. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA Fran climbs stuff.... <br />Starting our "Artist Ridge Trail" walk. 9/4/13 A visit to Mt Baker, WA Mt Baker view from "Artist Ridge Trail" 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA Mt Shuksan appears in many of these photos on the "Artist Ridge Trail" 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA "Fran plays dead" 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA A pleasant moment on the Artist Ridge Trail 9/4/13 A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Fran shoots Ron on the Artist Ridge Trail 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. A cloudy day view of Mt Baker, <br />seen from the Artist Ridge Trail. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Many magnifcent views of Mt Shuksan. We heard a loud avalanche sound from the distant mountain as we walked here. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Well placed benches along this trail were nice to find. 9/4/13 A visit to Mt Baker, WA. The pause that refreshes. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Fran is always ready for more.... 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Although cloudy, we enjoyed the many views of Mt Baker from the Artist Ridge Trail. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. I think this may have been inspired by <br />a scene from "The Sound of Music" 9/4/13 A visit to Mt Baker, WA. The clouds often obscured<br /> the top of Mt Baker. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Little ponds along the trail mirrored the mountains beyond. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Two images of Fran. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. The near and the far.... 9/4/13 A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Ron & Fran with Mt Shuksan. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Fran pauses for a view of Mt Baker. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Ron at Mt Baker view. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Looking back to the west we see <br />Table Mountain, which we will visit after lunch. 9/4/13 A visit to Mt Baker, WA. The top of Mt Baker is a technical climb, <br />well beyond our goals! 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. The Artist Ridge Trail is an easy way <br />to see the beauty of this place. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Many nice views from the Artist Ridge Trail. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. The rugged terrain leading to <br />Mt Shuksan has colorful variety. 9/4/13 A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Part of Table Mtn is seen as we reurn to the parking lot to get lunch. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. A glimpse of Mt Shuksan as we get back to our car. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Descriptions of the trails we walked here today. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. The parking lot view as we start our hike onto Table Mtn. 9/4/13 A visit to Mt Baker, WA. As we started this Table Mtn Trail, Fran realized that she forgot her Tekking Poles, but managed just fine without them. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. We will soon be on that steep face of Table Mounrtain! 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. The views of Mt Shuksan are super seen from Table Mtn. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Plants get a grip on the steep mountain sides. 9/4/13 A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Now the trail start some serious climbing. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. I had to ask Fran to stop often, or she would not be in so many pictures! 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. The parking lot is getting to look smaller as we climb. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Rugged steep slopes on this sude of Table Mtn. 9/4/13 A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Not many soft plants as we climbed sharp rocks. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. The trail had many switchbacks up the steep slope. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. We both felt safer for balance by touching the cliff face as we walked these narrow steep places. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Fran tries to scare a bee <br />away from her left hip.... 9/4/13 A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Good to stop and look around in this high place. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. The Bagley Lakes below. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. The closest lake is Upper Bagley, which has a neat stone bridge across its outlet. It is a part of the Chain Lakes Loop Trail. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Fran has no fear.... 9/4/13 A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Mt baker was partly covered with clouds most of the time. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Vertigo anyone? 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. I was happy to visit this place once again. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Not quite on top yet, but getting closer. 9/4/13 A visit to Mt Baker, WA. The trail levels out after getting on top. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. You can see the Artist Ridge Trail beyond the parking lot. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Ron feeling superior on Table Mtn. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. The real top of Table Mtn is beyond (see the two people up there?) We were content with the views from here. 9/4/13 A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Fran at the top of our walk. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. There's a view of the Chain Lakes Loop Trail beyond Fran in this view as it rises to Hermann Saddle. We did that hike two years ago. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Fran walks right along in view of the snow banks on the north slopes of Table Mtn. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA Looking south shows many distant peaks of the Cascade range. 9/4/13 A visit to Mt Baker, WA. If you like mountains, this view should make you happy. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Nice to see, hard to climb! 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. The Chain Lakes Loop Trail climbs up to Hermann Saddle. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Fran expresses happiness about our prospect of going back down the mountain. 9/4/13 A visit to Mt Baker, WA. I too was happy about starting back to thecar. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. A pause as we started down the steep slopes. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. The perspective changes abruptly as we start down the steep part of the trail. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Most sections of the trail were easy and safe. 9/4/13 A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Some places ten trail was steep and narrow, and going down is always more scary! 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Not bad if you pick your steps carefully. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Notice that Fran keeps to the left on this descent. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. We are almost down along here, so it is more pleasant. 9/4/13 A visit to Mt Baker, WA. Irresistable views of Mt Shuksan as we descend Table Mtn. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. We can smile now, almost back to the car. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. The whole walk has magnificent views. 9/4/13A visit to Mt Baker, WA. It looks like springtime up here.... 9/4/13
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