Mount Baker Milky Way from Artists Point

Decided to camp over night near Artist’s Point to catch the sunset and night skies.  Almost slept through this but thankfully I got up and captured some stars.  Sony a7r and Zeiss 16-35mm.  www.mikereidphotography.com

Mount Baker Milky Way

Park Butte This Morning

I had heard that Park Butte, the area south of Mount Baker was clear of snow. So I decided to hike in last night and catch both sunset and sunrise. I’m glad I brought my Zpacks 10 degree down sleeping bag and down jacket since it was rather nippy. I also used this trip to test out my new Inreach SE Satellite 2way communicator. All in all a great hike and nice early start to this morning. www.mikereidphotography.com

A tarn near  Park Butte just as the sun crested the ridge.

A tarn near Park Butte just as the sun crested the ridge.

Gorgeous Blanca Lake Hike in the Cascades

A few blowdowns including one massive log that required a little planning to get over. The snow shows up at the top of the switchbacks and gets deep around Virgin Lake which is still snowed over. Blanca lake itself is about 90% thawed and well worth the trip. I had hiked up with tent/sleeping bag/etc but I came back down around 5pm and there were still people hiking up in cotton/shorts/tennis shoes but who am I to judge 😉 Microspikes do help going both ways but the mud really stole the show on the way back down. http://www.mikereidphotography.com  @mikereidphotography @yourtake

Blanca Lake Washington Cascades

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