Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Foggy Mount Baker, Washington State

Mount Baker. Is an 'active glaciated andesitic statovolcano. It is the second most active volcano in the North Cascade Range next to Mount St Helens.
Mount Baker is 3285 m high.
The indigenous people call it Komo Kulshan "white sentinal".

We drove up it's winding switch-back road in dense ethereal fog and cold misty drizzle. We couldn't see more than a few metres in any direction when we first got to the top parking lot. The fog lifted briefly to reveal spectacular postcard perfect vistas and almost as quickly as it pulled back to share its colourful secrets with us, it settled back in turning everything back into a mysterious tableau of white, grey and black.

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