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Elvis
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Elvis
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PostSun Sep 09, 2007 9:40 pm 
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This was my first time to this popular destination - and the crowds were only mildly thwarted by the four hour Hwy 542 closure to allow for a bike race from Glacier to Artist Point.

Knowing in advance that the road would be closed during my normal travel times, I opted to head up to Artist Point the night before.  Unfortunately we had a social engagement in Everett Saturday evening (the Circus!), so I didn't even depart Mt. Vernon until midnight.  No big deal... I'm a night owl.

Arrived without incident to a dark Artist Point parking lot where I set up camp (ok, reclined my passenger seat and slid into my sleeping bag).

Awoke early for some nice photos and then back to sleep until 7:15am.
Early Morning Horizon over Shuksan
Early Morning Horizon over Shuksan
Early Morning Horizon over Shuksan
Early Morning Horizon over Shuksan
AM horizon over Shuksan
AM horizon over Shuksan
Sunrise Horizon reflected from my 5 star accomodations
Sunrise Horizon reflected from my 5 star accomodations
Shadow and Sunrise Horizon reflected from my 5 star accomodations
Shadow and Sunrise Horizon reflected from my 5 star accomodations
Morning light on Mt. Baker
Morning light on Mt. Baker
Morning View
Morning View
Wake-Up View
Wake-Up View

Just before the road closure, drove down to the Lake Ann trailhead.  Had breakfast and departed about 8:50am, just behind a week long WTA workparty, featuring our very own Lookout Bob!

Enjoyed the quiet morning on the trail with only about 6 others (excluding the WTA group).  Reached the lake, poked around, took photos, had lunch, helped a couple to conclude they weren't lost and then returned to the vehicle at 1:45pm.
Trail View
Trail View
Sunrise below Lake Ann
Sunrise below Lake Ann
Lake Ann
Lake Ann
Lake Ann
Lake Ann
Shuksan and Glacier
Shuksan and Glacier
Shuksan over Lake Ann
Shuksan over Lake Ann
Self Shadow Portrait
Self Shadow Portrait
Natural Patterns
Natural Patterns
Got Treats?
Got Treats?
Shuksan View above Lake Ann
Shuksan View above Lake Ann
Natural Patterns
Natural Patterns
Happy Rock
Happy Rock
Butterfly and Flower
Butterfly and Flower

Stopped by the store in Maple Falls to say hello to JenJen and ChubbyHubby... but they were out so I left a greeting scrawled on an empty cigarrette case.   lol.gif

No issues with snow of course, bugs were managable even without bug juice and the weather was fantastic!

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silly_traveler
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Joined: 04 Jun 2006
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Location: kirkland
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PostSun Sep 09, 2007 9:49 pm 
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'Shuksan over Lake Ann' is a really nice one  up.gif

Any berries up there yet?  hmmm.gif

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Elvis
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Joined: 09 Jun 2004
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Location: del Boca Vista
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PostSun Sep 09, 2007 10:42 pm 
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Berry Status Report... knew I forgot something!

Berrys are readilly available, but not yet in sufficient locations to prevent you from reaching the lake.   hockeygrin.gif

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