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Did not manage to fall off Mount Baker.
Did not see much farther than about 100 feet for a good portion of the visit.
Did not care that we were wrapped in the thickest fog I've seen in ages.
Did not care too much for the icy rain, but, y'know....
Did not expect the fog to burn off when it did, for as long as it did.
Did not imagine it could be so

We made good time, great time actually and were there before 8:00a.m.
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We hung around squinting into the rain and fog and were rewarded with a pretty amazing view that wasn't there moments earlier.
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And it just kept clearing....
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...and clearing...
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...and clearing...
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...until the fog closed in on us again...
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Despite the returning fog and rain, we tromped up a switchback path up to a peek. Unfortunately the fog was working against us and we could see nothing from up there. (this is about half way up the switchback trail to the top looking back down at the parking lot) If it had been clear I'm told we could have seen Mount Ranier. I'm going back to get shots of that some day!
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Did not regret being there for a minute!!!

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gremmie_goo
Sep. 20th, 2009 05:34 am (UTC)
OMG most gorgeous pictures ever!!!!!!! Seriously amazing!
chootoy
Sep. 21st, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
Oh thank you!! Have you ever been up to Baker!?!
I can hardly wait to go back on a clear day.
I can only imagine how stunning the view will be!
kittehkat
Sep. 20th, 2009 05:40 am (UTC)
Wow, the colors! Beautiful! Sometimes I hate living in the desert when I see those brilliant flashes of bright pigment!
chootoy
Sep. 21st, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
I was so startled to see how much colour there actually was on the mountain!
That fog hid it very well. It can get pretty dull and depressing on the west coast.
There's only so much grey you can look at. LOL

I love desert colours!!! They're absolutely beautiful.
turps33
Sep. 20th, 2009 12:02 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. What beautiful pictures!
chootoy
Sep. 21st, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. I want to go back when it's clear all around the mountain and get some shots of the vista.
fatorangekat
Sep. 20th, 2009 01:16 pm (UTC)
Wow, what STUNNING pictures! Seriously, you rock girlfriend with your camera. I especially love the one lake one with that crisp reflection.
chootoy
Sep. 21st, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
Hello darlin', are you settling in nicely in your new LJ home?
(I love your new nom de plume btw!)
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was surprising to see the view that appeared when the fog burned off for those few minutes.
bossymarmalade
Sep. 20th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
That one with the pool in front of the peak made my breath catch!
chootoy
Sep. 21st, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
eee! Thank you! I watched the fog burn off like a slack-jawed yokel!!!
It was amazing. It was watching someone pour paint into a black and white picture.
geneli4
Sep. 20th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
even the fog is beautiful, but wow, what a difference the sun makes!
chootoy
Sep. 21st, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
I love fog. This mountain stuff was unbelievably thick and spooky and beautiful.
Even the sounds around us were muffled and foggy.
I was absolutely stunned to see the colours emerge as the sun came through.
geneli4
Sep. 21st, 2009 12:40 pm (UTC)
you captured it beautifully!
paperdollkisses
Sep. 20th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
Absolutely beautiful!!
chootoy
Sep. 21st, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! It was an amazing experience.
I want to go back on a clearer day.
onlineoffline
Sep. 21st, 2009 06:36 am (UTC)
Wow! Stunning pictures, what a gorgeous place. The photo of the pool is wonderful. Yes, you'll have to go back on a clear day.
chootoy
Sep. 22nd, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
There's that awesome icon again!
Thank you for your generous comments!
It was a great day trip, one I hope to repeat - before the snow flies.
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