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  •  My old friend Baker (14+ / 0-)

    Been watching that mountain for many years across the water, mostly on my way to and from the island. The cloak of white changes through the year, my favorite being the blinding white of fresh snow in winter. Serious volcanic activity would make a mess of that, as it did St Helens.

    Sunrise, arriving at the Anacortes ferry dock:

    corm sunrise bak
    Morning, en route to the mainland on a foggy day:
    fog bak
    Sunset, just departing the Anac dock, another boat incoming:
    sunset bak ferr
    Thanks for the clear explanation of the difference between Baker and Shuksan. It is a common misperception, even in the NW where folks should know better, that the Cascades are a volcanic mountain range. It's much more interesting than that, with the many layers and bits of odd rock, that the few volcanoes so recently punched through. Those streaks of mantle rock on the slopes of Baker, also found more accessibly in Anacortes, are particularly fascinating.

    We are fortunate to have so much of our mountains in National Park and National Forest. Great hikes and wilderness up there.

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