Hey everyone! We can’t believe it is almost the end of the year and that winter is fast approaching! We love the cold and Prana does too with her thick poodle hair, but the shortened days are a bit depressing when it starts getting dark at around 4:30 pm. In fact, the very few hours of daylight we get makes traveling much more difficult (unless we want to become experts at night photography). So in our attempt to ignore the inevitable wet and gloomy days here in Seattle, we thought we would share a continuation of our previous post in which we spent a gorgeous sun filled trip in the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest and found ourselves on this appropriately named trail called Artist Ridge! Now we are pretty sure that this short 1.2 mile roundtrip hike is covered in snow now that it is basically winter, but during the fall season when we visited it was still warm which made for an awesome day to spend some time at high elevation (5,150 feet) and take in some of the best views of the surrounding mountains including Mount Shuksan and Mount Baker. Though it is important to note that this trail is very busy especially on a sunny weekend, and it is also only accessible to hikers less than three months of the year because it snows there that much…but we promise that if you can find the right time like a sunny mid summer or early fall weekday preferably in the morning or evening…it is so worth the trek!
What do you think of this trail? Leave a comment…we would love to hear what you think!
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