Woke up this morning, loaded the car and headed South to Abbotsford BC where we will cross the Canada/US border into the State of Washington. There was about a 20 minute wait at the border.
We are going to drive to the summit of Mt. Baker driving along the Mt. Baker Scenic Byway. As of yesterday’s report, the last stretch of the Byway is closed beyond the Visitor Center because of winter snow remaining on the roadway. Also the Visitor Center has been closed since last fall and is scheduled to open today. Good timing for us that we are here now and not several days earlier.
Near the summit is Heather Meadows and Picture Lake.
We arrived at the Visitor Center and the online reports that we read yesterday are true… the road is closed, the Visitor Center is Open.
Although we can’t get to the summit, the scenery here is well worth the drive.
The temperature is 70 degrees, but despite that, there is still a lot of snow. We don’t get this much snow at home in Lafontaine Ontario.
Some more photos of Picture Lake.
We ate our picnic lunch and then headed for Mount Vernon Washington where we are staying the night.
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