I love Artists Point with its amazing views of Mount Baker, Mount Shuksan, north to the Canadian Border and west to Table Mountain. You have the earn the view in the winter, as the last reaches of 542 are closed at the Ski Area. It’s about an hour snowshoe up from there.
Usually I try to go during the week, and preferably after some fresh snowfall. Dan and I reached the parking lot about 3 to hike up to the Point to camp. Most people were coming back down at that point as the afternoon wound down. I don’t use my Arcteryx Naos 55 winter pack too often but it’s perfect for this trip. We both brought zero degree sleeping bags. That shovel, glad I brought it. It made making a tent pad in the snow and digging out the stakes the next day much easier.
We climbed the hill and reached the Point totally socked in with clouds. No sunset apparently today, but there was hope for tomorrow morning. We made camp a bit east of the Point.
We awoke to temps in the teens with 20mph gusts but a beautiful morning. I had kept my batteries in my sleeping bag that night so they still had charge. Many photos were taken and I got a bit of drone footage as well. We saw maybe 5 people the whole time, including two dogs in dog heaven who stopped by with their owner 🙂
Stillness in the snow covered trees…
Flew the Mavic Pro 2 drone for a few minutes to capture the scene from above and catch the light on Mount Baker. So glad I brought it.
Back to down to heated seats and a triple mocha…