On Tuesday morning bright and early we headed north on Highway 9 to see some sites on the Mt. Baker Scenic Highway. Our first stop was in Snohomish for breakfast at Jake’s Diner. Fueled for the day we headed farther north just below the U.S./Canadian Border.
“Rated one of the top hiking, skiing, snowboarding and scenic drives in America, Mt. Baker Highway takes your breath away.”
Our stops were at Nooksack Falls, Picture Lake and lastly Artist Point at the end of the highway.
From the falls we traveled on toward the Mt. Baker Ski area. We started the part of the road that in 10 miles climbed 3,200 feet.
I’m not sure what the significance of the raven sculpture on the sign is. Dear and my last and only time here was in 1988 or 1989 for a winter ski trip with friends just after we moved to Washington State from California. It looks a lot different in the winter.
Our next stop after the falls was Picture Lake and I’ll devote a whole post to it on another day.
Picture Lake is in the Heather Meadows Recreation Area.
Today we are awaiting news on who our next Senior Pastor will be. Our former pastor followed a calling to become a Navy Chaplain. We will get to meet the new candidate on August 27th. We are excited to see and hear him on that day. I’m tapping my feet and keep checking my emails to see the announcement. I’m not called the Wonderer for nothing! Hope you have a good day!
Update: Got the email from church at 1:00 pm and got to meet our new pastor candidate and we are encouraged and looking forward to the future of our church.
7 thoughts on “Mount Baker Highway”
Hello, lovely scenes from the Mt Baker Scenic Hwy. Hubby and I did that drive a few years ago too. The Mirror Lake is pretty, love the waterfalls too. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead.
Lots of pretty sights in summer but I’m sure its spectacular for skiing in winter!
…picture lake is picture perfect.
You’re a good wonderer! I hope everything turns out well with your new pastor.
Wow! Gorgeous area! I love seeing your Washington scenes.
Ellen – your pictures are just beautiful – what a wonderful place to explore. May all be well with the changes in your church – these can be anxious times. At least you are a “happy” wonderer! Hugs …
Whoever your new pastor is, may he (or she?) be strong in the faith and preach The Word of God and be a good pastor as well. You do live in a beautiful corner of the country.
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