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Mount Baker

Let’s leave Vancouver for now, it has already become the second most-posted city in my North American collection after New York City. I might post some more Vancouver photos later, though.

The first part of our long journey (about 4,000 km) took us to Seattle. Instead of taking the Interstate-5 south, we tried to get a little closer look of Mount Baker, the volcano which we had already been able to see from Vancouver. Near the town of Glacier, we found a smaller road (NF-39) through the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, which started out as a paved road, but for the better part was just a rough gravel road (which made it quite fun to drive, albeit tiring as well). It took us to a viewpoint from which we could see the volcano from pretty close range.

Mount Baker (also known as Koma Kulshan) is an active stratovolcano in the Cascade Mountains. At 3,286 metres, Mount Baker is the third-highest mountain in Washington State. Mount Baker last erupted from September to November 1880. It was named after 3rd Lieutenant Joseph Baker of HMS Discovery by explorer George Vancouver.

A wider view can be found in the WS. Click here for a larger version.

Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1600 sec
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 3201/100 mm
Date Taken: 2017-07-30 13:48
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 2044 kb

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