Photo Friday: Mount Baker from Puget Sound

This week’s Photo Friday features Mount Baker, a glaciated peak in the North Cascades of Washington. Lisa Dilling, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, shared these photos with GlacierHub. They were taken by Dilling during a recent trip to visit family at the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound. These are unusual images, since few glaciated peaks are visible from islands in the ocean. Mount Baker was also a great influence to poet and environmental activist Gary Snyder, who grew up on a dairy farm with views of the peak, and hiked on Mount Baker in his teens.

A beautiful view of Mount Baker (Source: Lisa Dilling).

 

Another view of Mount Baker captured during Dilling’s recent family trip to the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound (Source: Lisa Dilling).

 

Relatively few glaciated peaks are visible from islands in the ocean (Source: Lisa Dilling).

 

Mount Baker peeks out from behind the forest (Source: Lisa Dilling).

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