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Old Posted Oct 21, 2013, 2:13 AM
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Mount Baker, Washington

The 3286 meter tall Mount Baker is the majestic backdrop of Metro Vancouver, so here are few photos from the drive up there (in Mid-July). More photos in here.















Backdrop of Vancouver.

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Old Posted Oct 21, 2013, 2:37 AM
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well isn't that something else..
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2013, 12:13 PM
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Spectacular landscapes! Amazing photos.

I really love the views you´ve captured in your drive up to those mountains. I observe the great amount of snow in the mid of July, something ncredible for me!

Congrats and greetings from Madrid, Spain.
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absolutely gorgeous! thank you for posting this beauty

one thing i did notice though, the panorama overlooking metro vancouver isn't taken from mt baker. where did you take that picture?
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Is Mt. Ranier visible from Vancouver or is it too far south?
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2013, 5:45 PM
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One thing i did notice though, the panorama overlooking metro vancouver isn't taken from mt baker. where did you take that picture?
It's taken from Cypress Mountain outlook in West Vancouver. Snowtop Mt. Baker can be seen on the left.

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Is Mt. Ranier visible from Vancouver or is it too far south?
I have seen some photos from top of North Shore Mountains (1300 meters above sea level) where one can barely see Mt. Rainier some 250 kilometres away. Mt. Baker is only 100km from Vancouver and easily visible.

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Gorgeous. I love the northern cascades, such a beautiful area.
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From Portland, can you see Mt Rainier? I seem to remember St. Helens, Hood, and Adams but not sure if the northernmost mtn was visible ever...
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I'm pretty sure I saw Mt. Baker from West Seattle.
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Absolutley gorgeous!!!!
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From Portland, can you see Mt Rainier? I seem to remember St. Helens, Hood, and Adams but not sure if the northernmost mtn was visible ever...

Yes, from the West Hills on a clear day it's visible behind Mt. St. Helens.

IMG_1065 by Derek Abraham, on Flickr



Mount Baker looks fantastic, I haven't been up there yet but I'm hoping to get up there (and Whistler!) for some skiing this season.
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Truly stunning scenery and photos. Thank you for sharing. It's a pity that I only got up there once in my time at WWU in Bellingham. The North Cascades Scenic Highway is nice too.

Is that Rainier low on the horizon of that sunset skyline shot?
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Thanks for the comments, guys!

As mentioned, those photos were taken in Mid-July and there was still crazy amounts of snow up there! Mount Baker receives world record amounts of snow in a winter, so I am really looking forward to checking the place out this coming winter!
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Is that Rainier low on the horizon of that sunset skyline shot?

It looks like it.
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Amazing scenery. Of course, to a Dutchman, mountains are always awe inspiring.
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nice. and good discussion about what mts you can see from where too. i always wondered about that.

i thought i heard my west seattle relatives saying you could see baker from there once, not sure?
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Nice photos, beautiful area indeed. And yes, you can most certainly see Mt. Baker from Seattle but only on an exceptionally clear day-usually mid summer.
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Is that Rainier low on the horizon of that sunset skyline shot?
It looks like it.
That's Glacier Peak, a relative unknown (do to its isolation, there aren't even logging roads within miles) but very active volcano.
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I'm pretty sure I saw Mt. Baker from West Seattle.
Yeah, West Seattle seems to be the place for peak spotting. I'm guessing because of its distance from the city and hills on the east side of Elliott Bay.

EDIT: Klazu, I forgot to mentioned how great your pictures are. I got lost in the one looking back down the valley.
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2013, 2:17 AM
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'Fogtober' seems to be over, but boy was it nice to wake up to this view every morning (Mt. Baker on the left).

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