Artist Point – Mount Baker Wilderness

Made the trip up to Artist Point last night – just caught the last bit of nice light. A portion of my shots were unusable as a lot of mosquitoes decided that it would be a good idea to take up residence in my lens hood and I was in too much of a hurry to notice. Note to self: I will get there earlier next weekend and I will bring bug spray.

The decent sunset is courtesy smoke from forest fires in Washington State and BC.

mt baker from artist point

Washington Pass Panorama

In May I took the long route from the Vancouver area to Kelowna, via North Cascades National Park and Hwy 20. This is Washington Pass (elevation 5477 feet / 1669 m) which is just east of the park boundary.

The mountain peaks/ridges from left to right are: Hinkhouse Peak, Delancy Ridge (end of valley), Vasiliki Ridge, Kangaroo Ridge, Wallaby Peak, Unnamed Ridge, Early Winter Spire North and South (party of Liberty Bell Mountain).

25 exposures stitched, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM @ 17mm

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washington pass just outside north cascades national park

Sunrise Point Panorama

Panorama from Sunrise Point in Mt. Rainier National Park. From left to right: Crystal Mountain, Yakima Peak, Natches Peak, Governors Ridge, Tamanos Mountain, Goat Island Mountain, Cowlitz Chimneys, Little Tahoma, and Mt. Rainier. The White River is in the foreground.

11 exposures stitched, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM @ 17mm

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sunrise point and mt rainier

Sourdough Mountains Panorama

Panorama of the Sourdough Mountains from Sunrise Point in Mt. Rainier National Park. From left to right: Dege Peak, Marcus Peak, and The Palisades. Taken at the same place as my earlier post with Sunrise Lake in the foreground.

9 exposures stitched, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM @ 17mm

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sourdough mountains dege peak marcus peak the palisades

Sunrise Panorama

Panorama taken near the road to Sunrise in Mt. Rainier National Park. From left to right the names of the prominent peaks are: Tamanos Mountain, the Cowlitz Chimneys, Goat Island Mountain, and of course, the lower parts of Mt. Rainier. This was just after I had learned how quickly the weather can change – within 5 minutes the Sourdough Mountain ridge at Sunrise had completely been overcome with clouds and the temperature dropped dramatically. This was pretty much the last glimpse of Mt. Rainier from Sunrise that day.

9 exposures stitched, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM @ 17mm

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tamanos mountain cowlitz chimneys goat island mountain mt rainier