Some weekends just beg for road trips. We are road-trippers to the core, so as the (rare) snow storm let up in Portland, Oregon, we piled our boots and puff jackets in the car and headed north to the Mt. Baker area of the Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington State for a weekend of audio-books and snowshoeing.
Even though I previously lived in Seattle for five years, I had never visited this area – opting instead to head due east or bypass it entirely for Vancouver, B.C.. What a gem I missed!
The Mt. Baker/Shuksan area is unbelievably beautiful. We snowshoed the hills of Mt. Baker, skirting the ski slopes (which boasted fresh powder, beautiful scenery, and a lovely lack of crowds) to reach the summit of Artist Point:
Can you believe this view? It was the steepest, sweatiest climb of my snowshoe life and 100% worth it.