Last week I took my first trip of the season to Mount Baker and what a wonderful and promising area it is, too. I have heard about a few sighting reports from there over the past decade or two, but not many.
Route 542 takes you through some of the most beautiful old growth forest still left in northern Washington State; prime Sasquatch, or Bigfoot as our American friends call them, country.
Even if you have little or no interest in the on going Sasquatch question, It is a location you will never forget just from the beauty of the place.
I have lost count of the number of deer and other small animals I have seen running across the road. So far, all of my trips there over the last two years have been during the day. I plan to run it in the early hours of the morning, hoping as always, to see a incredible creature in front of me, which so far in the last 37 years has not happened. But I have a feeling about the place.
I always keep the in the back of my mind that Baker is classed as an active volcano, often steaming. Not dormant. But I will play the odds that nothing will happen during one of my trips there.