Arcadia Publishing

Mount Baker

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Mount Baker rises over northern Washington State like a mirage, dominating the landscape like few mountains in the United States. On a clear day, it is visible from as far away as Vancouver, British Columbia, and Tacoma, Washington. This immense volcano is a study in superlatives: it is the third-highest peak in the state, holds the world record for snowfall in a season (95 feet!), and is the second-most heavily glaciated peak in the contiguous United States. The mountain also played a dominant role in the history of the region, having served as a beacon to seafarers and a lure for men in search of gold, timber, and adventure.

About the Authors: John D’Onofrio is a writer and photographer with a passion for the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. His essays and photographs have been published in numerous regional and national magazines and utilized by North Cascades National Park and the US Forest Service. He lives in Bellingham, Washington, where he publishes and edits Adventures NW magazine. Todd Warger is a northwest historian and filmmaker. His film credits include the documentaries Shipyard and The Mountain Runners. He is the recipient of the 2008 Washington State Historical Society’s David Douglas Award. He lives in Bellingham, Washington.