A Creative Adventure at Artist Point

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TOTAL DISTANCE/ASCENT: 4 MILES AND 1,000 FT

DIFFICULTY: Easy

REQUIRED PERMIT: NONE

DOG FRIENDLY: YES

LOCATION: MT. BAKER WILDERNESS

RECREATION PASS: NONE

Important Notes

Parking: There is limited parking at the parking lot and it can get full on busy days. We arrived by 10:30 and the parking lot was full by 11:00. It is worth it to head out extra early to secure a parking spot!

Chains: It is required to bring chains on the road up to Artist Point

Avalanche Danger: There is avalanche terrain along the route to Artist Point. Check NWAC for conditions before heading out.

A walk through winter wonderland

A walk through winter wonderland

This was my fourth time to this area in the winter. We wanted to snow camp this night, but my group opted for a day hike and staying for sunset instead. This is one of my favorite places in the winter with fresh snow and white-capped peaks as far as the eye can see.

I snowshoed and others in my group skied. Choose your own adventure!

I snowshoed and others in my group skied. Choose your own adventure!

After hiking for a little over an hour we made it to Artist Point and got this magical view of Mt. Baker

After hiking for a little over an hour we made it to Artist Point and got this magical view of Mt. Baker

We met up with our friends, the Musical Mountaineers

We met up with our friends, the Musical Mountaineers

Have you heard of the Musical Mountaineers? Rose and Anastasia play their piano and violin in the backcountry and it is pure magic. Imagine the most pristine wilderness and the joy of live music with it. Go to their Facebook page here to listen to some of the music from this day.

Haylee + Shuksan

Haylee + Shuksan

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Last song of the day

Last song of the day

Drawn to High Places and her painting of Shuksan!

Drawn to High Places and her painting of Shuksan!

Canadian peaks in the distance

Canadian peaks in the distance

The crew

The crew

How the Musical Mountaineers get their instruments up and down the mountain- in their backpacks! quite the site to see

How the Musical Mountaineers get their instruments up and down the mountain- in their backpacks! quite the site to see

This day was such a blissful combination of art, friends, beautiful mountains and snowy landscapes. I hope the Musical Mountaineers + Drawn to High Places and myself have many more artful adventures ahead together for 2019. Art expression in the mountains is so special to me and the music and paintings bring another level of meaning to the moment.

Sarina ClarkComment