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Aug 20, 2010 - Mount Baker, Wa

It's good to get out again. The good weather has evaded us again. But who cares. It is dry and the sun is managing to get out occasionally. We drive up to Mount Baker. First stop the visitors Centre in order to purchase our pass. We chat to the friendly volunteer. The whole volunteering system in the parks, I have observed with interest. Our new government has come up with a great 'original' idea. David Cameron, our new Prime Minister, calls it 'The big society'. He would like many of our services to be carried out by volunteer...

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Aug 19, 2010 - Glacier (Mount Baker), Washington

It's a rest day/catch up day. I do some laundry. Tom and the boys play cards and find some old videos in the basement (Lion King and 101 Dalmations!). Tom and I go into Glacier, and drink a coffee. This is the highlight of the day. That...and reading the rental agreement (Once we get over its hostile tone, we find it quite entertaining): WELCOME GUESTS! (That's nice) PLEASE, NO SMOKING. NO SHOES. THANKS! (Oh. Well, at least they have said please and thank you) Welcome to Snowline Condos! (They like their exclamation marks - three so far -...

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Aug 18, 2010 - Pearrygin Lake SP - Glacier (Mount Baker)

For once we don't rush off. Pearrygin Lake State Park is in such a beautiful setting, we stay to drink our morning coffee on the balcony of our little cabin, overlooking the lake glinting in the sunshine with the hazy hills behind. We follow the Columbia River yet again. Then turn west, and once again, we are driving through some spectacular mountain scenery. Lake Diablo, is the highlight. The glacial fed water (rock flour/silt) gives the water it's vivid jade colour. Finally we catch a glimpse of Mount Baker, gleaming white in the...

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May 16, 2008 - Douglas Fir National Forest, Glacier, WA

On the side trip to Mount Baker, we stayed at Douglas Fir. Presently we are at the Mount Baker Ski resort. Lunch on the patio. OK, we had to use our own lawn chairs, table and yesterday's left over Subway sandwich. However, here we are in 10 feet of snow, shorts and short sleeves with sunglasses and hats. About 30 minutes in the sun was enough.

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