|A view of the "less snow" side.|
|It was a beautiful weather day -- mid 70s. Warm in sunshine, cool in the shade.|
|Our view for lunch in the parking lot. |
Cross section of a 780 year old Douglas Fir.
|The road before us -- Highway 542 into the Cascades|
|Spectacular views of the Cascade Range as we begin to ascend.|
|The narrow road below is where we've just traveled. |
Here, we've just finished one of the several "hairpin" switchbacks.
Artist Point is the very end of Highway 542. Here there's a small parking area and a point where ordinarily one would find a fabulous view of Mt Baker and Mt Shuksan. But dark clouds rolled in today and both peaks are almost completely out of sight. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the scenery among the clouds.
|Lexie doesn't care for standing on the snow. |
I think Ozzie liked it as he ran a little on his leash, a bit like he does on the beach.
|The snow in the center of this photo will soon give way to summer flowers.|
|The crest of Mount Shuksan to the left of the tall tree.|
Shuksan is 9, 131 feet
|This is a great walking area for people and dogs.|
|Mount Baker (background) supports 20 miles of active glaciers.|
The public can join an expedition of the glaciers May through October.
We are not interested in taking such an expedition.
|Nooksack River upstream from the falls.|
|A pretty confusing message here.|
To the trail or not to trespass? Humm..
|A pretty clear message -- this place is dangerous.|
|Notice one of the victims was pregnant. |
Her unborn child is listed as another fatality.
And so we did not venture down the trail to see Nooksack Falls as we certainly didn't want to add our names to this list. Instead, we'll enjoy the photo as suggested on the poster.