I have been fortunate to live in areas where mountains of some sort are always on the horizon. The iconic mountain of northwest Washington is Mount Baker.
After days of clouds and rain (and some snow) we had a brief clear spell and Mount Baker welcomed me home when I headed onto the Samish Flats. After a month of heavy snow the 10,000 foot volcano mountain along with its earlier predecessor Black Buttes, an earlier eruptive center, and the sharp peaks of the Twin Sisters were heavily plastered in white. The high peaks were aglow in the last sunset rays of the day above the lower Northwest Cascade and Chuckanut ridges.