Every so often I HAVE to get up into the high country to see the grandeur of mountains, lakes, streams and forests, it lifts me up. So, I headed up to the Mount Baker National Forest with plans to visit Artist Point and photograph Mount Baker. Upon arriving a the Mount Baker Ski Area there was still three to four feet of snow of hard packed snow and the road was closed to Artist Point. The skiers were having a great time! I parked at the main lodge to have lunch and enjoy the view of the surrounding peaks. One peak, Mount Shuksan stood out as it had this blue snow build up barely clinging onto the mountain.
Here is closer look at the blue snow, notice the crack at the top of the build up, this whole thing will probably break off and avalanche down the canyon as the weather warms up.
Making my way to the other end of the ski resort the road is gated shut and turns into a popular snow shoeing trail that leads up about half a mile to Heather Meadows and three miles to Artist Point. I put on my heavy boots and high gaiters and headed up the road, I did sink into he snow a few times, but it was not too bad. As a approached Heather Meadows I looked back from where I came and found the stunning East Pleiades Peaks off in the distance.