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Mt. Baker, WA


With the weather cooperating somewhat, we decided to hike the Alger Lakes trail on Mt. Baker. Took the back roads to get there just because I wanted to see Linden, WA. They have a large Dutch community so it was like a little visit home.

Then on the Mt. Baker. It’s a long drive but beautiful, alongside the Nooksack river. It has the unique blue-ish color of glacier fed water.

Artist Point on the top of the mountain was still closed so we stopped at Heather Visitor Center. Had a quick lunch, put on our boots and jacket, and did two hikes from the visitor center.

Hit some rough rocky sections, but navigated them without difficulty. There still is snow up there but it won’t last long with the moderate temperatures of summer. In fact, we had to take off our jackets when the sun appeared. Then back up the long hill to the parking lot and the drive home.

A nice full day of local agricultural scenery, mountain scenery, and an enervating hike.

  1. Linda Creagh
    August 7, 2021 at 5:46 am

    Great to learn of your adventures. Linda

    On Sat, Aug 7, 2021, 5:13 AM Laninga’s Travel Blog wrote:

    > John Laninga posted: ” With the weather cooperating somewhat, we decided > to hike the Alger Lakes trail on Mt. Baker. Took the back roads to get > there just because I wanted to see Linden, WA. They have a large Dutch > community so it was like a little visit home. Then on the” >

  2. Susan
    August 7, 2021 at 7:23 am

    Beautiful…applaud you for the hikes you do!

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