Dean Hebert Photography

Fine Art Landscape Photography of the Fraser Valley and beyond


Skyline Divide, Mount Baker Wilderness

Posted by Dean Hebert on October 2, 2016 at 1:00 AM

 With a forecast of clearing skies I decided to attempt another hike in the Mount Baker Wilderness.

 I've got to say I'm not a big fan of the access road; one lane, blind corners, and potholes. Thankfully it was Monday and traffic was light.

 It was late afternoon when I hit the trail and began climbing up the modest grade through a nice forest. This late in the season I had to stop and photography every flower I could find!


 As I neared the crest of the ridge, the sky was a solid layer of cloud so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw some blue skies at the top.

 The sun was trying it's best to burn off the remaining clouds as I wandered up the rolling hills, making my way closer to Mount Baker.

  As I reached the next summit along the trail, Mount Baker emrged from the clouds and filled the skyline.

I spied some flowers a little lower down so I stopped to frame a few shots.

 A layer of clouds flowed over the ridge and I loved the light and shadow and colours.

 As the light began to fade, I made my way back to a field of flowers I'd seen earlier. More clouds meant more photos along the way.

 Mount Shuksan glowed pink in the dying minutes of sunlight.

 A layer of clouds had formed below me on the opposite side of the divide.

 By the time I was set-up at the flowers I'd seen I was left with a soft, alpine glow.

 I sat there enjoying the view unit it was dark before heading back to the truck.

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