My friend Dan was coming off of 3 weeks of solid work behind a screen and was in need of some backcountry time. So we headed up to Artist’s Point for an overnight and views of Mount Baker and Shuksan. Took us about an hour to snowshoe up to the point and scout around for a camp spot. Several promising locations were already carved out of the snow. The weather seemed mild during the day but got cold and windy at night. We did well with our 3 season Big Agnes Seedhouse 2 tent. I hiked up everything in my Zpacks Arc Blast 45L pack and it felt comfortable from the moment I slipped it on. My Z-packs 10 degree down sleeping bag kept me warm all night in freezing temps with considerable wind. All in all, I was happy with our gear choices including bringing a few bottles of Pike Kilt Lifter ale.