The End of the Highway

Artist Point is located at the very end of Mount Baker Highway, State Route 542 and boasts 360-degree views of Mount Shuksan and Mount Baker, as well as access to a variety of trails. The road to Artist Point, 2.7 miles long (milepost 54.55 to 57.26) and more than 5,000 feet above sea level, is typically buried under snow and closed October through June. Artist Point typically opens in July and remains open until the first substantial snowfall of the year, which usually comes in late September or early October.

We had our road trip here on Tuesday August 15th.

This is a zoom in shot of Mt. Baker.

My other posts from this day and the Mt. Baker Highway are here and here.

On the way home from our day in the Mt. Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest we stopped for dinner in Snohomish where we had enjoyed breakfast at the beginning of this day. For dinner we decided on Andy’s Fish House since we had a hankering for Fish and Chips and we were not disappointed. We will return.

Today I had a followup with my hand surgeon and I’m on to the next leg of my journey with a nerve conduction test ordered. I’m glad he isn’t quick to decide to cut my wrist open but wants to be sure about what is going on. So I continue with my brace and taking it easy with my left hand. Tonight we are going to a cookie social to meet our new senior pastor candidate. We’re excited. Hope you are having a nice Thursday!

11 thoughts on “The End of the Highway

  1. Another beautiful slice of nature with adventure written all over it! Hey…you kinda look like you’re ready to star in a 1980s Janet or Michael Jackson video with that brace on! 😄 Glad your doc is taking the scenic route in deciding whether or not to do surgery. Rehab is no fun post op, so slow and steady in making that decision is definitely the preferred choice! Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Hello, the view are just fabulous! I think hubby and I did a hike at Artist Point years ago. Beautiful photos. I hope all goes well with your hand! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  3. Wow – what a beautiful drive. Your pictures are fantastic Ellen! You always give such great information about the locations you visit. I hope and pray the doctors will know how to fix your hand. Take care.

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