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Artist Point, Mt. Baker (difficult)

Artist Point may have earned its name because of the oft-captured image of the broad meadows filled with summer wildflowers, backed by the towering rock summit of Mount Shuksan and glacier-crowned Mount Baker. But many feel the area is even more beautiful and worthy of reproduction on film or canvas when shrouded with snow. The actual namesake of this trail is a high viewpoint between the two great peaks. All around the point

are ancient forests, and come winter, the deep green trees are cloaked in shrouds of white as wind-driven snow and hoarfrost cling to the evergreen limbs. On overcast days, the area becomes a world of black and white, with many shades of gray. But on clear, calm days, the world is blue and white: white snow, white peaks, blue-tinted evergreens, and sapphire blue skies.

Statistics:                           

Roundtrip 5.5 miles

Elevation Gain 1200 ft

Highest Point 5200 ft

NOTE:  I have a NO Show and last minute cancellation policy for events like this. If you have 3 No shows and/or last minute cancellations, you won't be able to attend in the future.

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  • "J"

    1 · December 28, 2013

  • Hardik

    Perfect snowshoeing with cool snowshoers. 5 Stars.

    1 · December 28, 2013

  • Gabriele P

    Awesome weather, peeps and snow

    December 28, 2013

  • Brad L.

    5 1/2 miles is a little far for me for my 1st snowshoe of the season, so I think I better cancel.

    December 27, 2013

  • Shutsen L

    It looks like a pretty advanced group. I may slow down the group so will drop out.

    1 · December 27, 2013

    • Gabriele P

      I will see you on an intermediate outing :-)

      1 · December 27, 2013

  • MJ

    I can drive. Will meet you in Shoreline

    December 27, 2013

  • Gabriele P

    I don't know what type of pass is required to park there. I have a Northwest Forest Park pass. If anyone has other passes available, please bring them

    December 27, 2013

  • Gabriele P

    I need one more driver for this events.

    December 27, 2013

  • Shutsen L

    I'm good with just hiking and try snowshoe when there's enough snow?

    December 27, 2013

    • Gabriele P

      Hi Shutsen. If you have not been on snow shoes before, this is not the hike for you. I will post snowshoe events for easy to intermediate. And you are more then welcome to come along.

      December 27, 2013

  • Ellie

    Will join if going to artist point.

    December 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I look forward to a hike

    December 24, 2013

  • Gayle M

    I'm kinda far down on the list so I will catch another.... hopefully early enough to make it on the "going" list :-)

    December 14, 2013

  • Brad L.

    I can drive and take 3 passengers, if needed.

    1 · December 1, 2013

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