Our first view of Mt. Baker with snow - not too far from our house. The mountain is actually about 50 miles from our house, but we have many wonderful views of it.
The next familiar view of Mt. Baker - taken from near Ferndale. The Sisters are on the right, I love it when I can get both in one photo.
A peaceful country scene
The little cloud over the side peaks on the right is called a Lenticular Cloud - they form from the unique climate created by the mountain itself. This was the first one we'd seen on the lower peaks, usually the Lenticular Clouds are above Mt. Baker
Later that same week we went to Skagit Valley - and had a completely different view of Mt. Baker. Mt. Baker is 10,781 ft (3,286 m) tall and can be seen from British Columbia Canada, the San Juan Islands off the very NW corner of Washington, the Olympic Peninsula and on very good days from as far south as Seattle and Tacoma. One day I shall have views from all those places.
In 1999 Mt. Baker set the world record for the highest recorded snowfall in a single season—1,140 in (2,900 cm). That is 95 FEET of measurable snowfall in one season.
The view from Skagit Valley shows the side peaks are not flat up against Mt. Baker, as they seem to be from Whatcom County (our county)
Close up of the trees growing on the foothills in front of Mt. Baker