Mt. Shuksan

We’ve been exploring in the mountains again! For a long time, my husband and I have wanted to visit Mt. Shuksan. My grandparents had a six foot painting of Mt. Shuksan hanging in their living room the whole time I was growing up, and when I learned that this same mountain was within driving distance, I wanted to see it for real. A couple of days ago, we were finally able to make the trip. My parents also were able to go with us, so my mom was also able to see in real life the painting that she had enjoyed in her parents’ home for a long time.

Here is my favorite picture. Now you might see why I so badly wanted to go. Is that stunning or is that stunning? This actually is the same perspective that my grandparents’ painting was.

Mt. Shuksan

I have several pictures of Mt. Shuksan, taken from two different little lakes that reflected it’s image. So if you’d enjoy seeing the rest, here is the link. I think, it’s worth your time to check the rest of them out, personally.

While we were there, we enjoyed a picnic and this was the view from our picnic table. The autumn colors are just exquisite, I think.

Fall Colors

We also went on a hike called the Chain Lakes Trail. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to complete the hike, because we had an appointment in the evening. I guess this means we’ll just have to go back. (I can’t wait!) The fall colors along the trail were in all of their glory. Here are few shots from the trail. (The mountain in the first picture is Mt. Baker.)

Mt Baker from Chain Lakes Trail

Autumn on Chain Lakes Trail

And last but not least, is a picture of our three tireless hikers.

The three speedy hikers on Chain Lakes Trail

There are so many more beautiful photos on my Mt. Shuksan flickr set.┬áIf you have a minute to take a visit, you’ll enjoy them. I promise. If you live within any sort of driving distance of the North Cascades, I highly recommend a visit to Mt. Shuksan. I’ve heard it said that it is the best kept secret in Washington State.