July 30, 2013: Mount Shuksan viewed from Artist Ridge Trail
Mount Shuksan, elevation 9131 ft (2783 m), is one of the most photographed glaciated mountains in the Cascade Range in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, in Whatcom County, Washington, USA. Mount Shuksan is a massif, as opposed to Mount Baker, a volcano.
Both Mount Shuksan and Mount Baker can be seen from the famous Heather Meadows, where Mount Baker Highway 542 terminates. Heather Meadows is a valley between the two peaks, with Mt. Shuksan in the east and Mt. Baker in the west. There are numerous hiking trails, scenic lakes, colorful meadows of wild flowers, and even waterfalls in Heather Meadows.
July 30, 2013: Mount Shuksan viewed from Picture Lake
July 30, 2013: Playing Chinese flute with pink clouds during sunset.
July 30, 2013: Mount Shuksan reflection on a lake along Artist Ridge Trail
July 30, 2013: Artist Ridge Trail is a popular hiking trail in Heather Meadows, because hikers can take closer views of Mt. Shuksan and Mt. Baker. There are also many small lakes along the trail for photography opportunities.
July 30, 2013: Close-up views of Mount Shuksan at the Artist Point, the highest point of Artist Ridge Trail.
July 30, 2013: Mt. Shuksan at Artist Point cliff view.
July 30, 2013: The scenic view of Mt. Shuksan at the Artist Point with ice, blue-green lake, and the mountain peak. Due to its short hiking distance of roughly 1 mile round trip, Artist Ridge Trail can be a good location for wedding photography, engagement photos, portrait shots, and family group pictures.