Thursday May 17, 2012
The sun is shinning again today so off we go to see another mountain. Mount Baker is just a few miles from Lake Tyee.
After Mount Rainier, Mount Baker is the most heavily glaciated of the Cascade Range volcanoes, the volume of snow and ice on Mount Baker is greater than that of all the other Cascades volcanoes (except Rainier) combined. It is also one of the snowiest places in the world; in 1999, Mount Baker Ski Area, located, 8.7 mi, to the northeast, set the world record for recorded snowfall in a single season—1,140 in.
At 10,781 ft. it is the highest mountain in Washington State and the fifth-highest in the Cascade Range, if Little Tahoma Peak a sub peak of Mount Rainier, is not counted. Located in the Mount Baker Wilderness it is visible from much of Greater Victoria, Greater Vancouver, and, to the south, from Seattle,and on clear days Tacoma, in Washington.
Mike and I at Mount Baker, and a close up of the mountain with Sandy’s camera.
Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan
As we were driving back to the lake we came upon this fellow. Mike guessed it was probably a 2 year old cub. He has a 3 leaf clover in his mouth, he must be a good luck bear. The bear had no problem hanging around while we were taking pictures. These 2 are pictures Steve took, he got the best pic’s of all of us.