The first snow of the season has fallen on Mt. Baker - it only stuck on Grant Peak - the round peak on top of Mt. Baker - there are many peaks that form the mountain, mostly named after presidents.
The summit, Grant Peak, is actually a 1,300 foot deep mound of ice, hiding a massive volcanic crater.On a back road along the Red River we came upon this farm with Mt. Baker in the background. You can see the new snow on Grant Peak.
This is the view of Mt. Baker from Skagit Valley - about 20 miles south of Bellingham. You can see the bare peaks of the mountain in the foreground, with the snow mostly on Grant Peak. We are hoping for a good snow pack this winter, as we depend on it for our drinking water.