Our Daily Sykes Our Daily Sykes #168 – May We Assume That This is Part of the Cascades? October 8, 2010 pdorpat 2 Comments My fumbling or uncertain title for this is "Cascades, Summer, Sunset, Unidentified." Certainly such an opening as this is known by someone. Some reader. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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This looks remarkably like a crop of an image I once took from a place on the south slope of Mount Baker looking west. I think the place was called Park Butte and there was a lookout tower nearby. More than twenty years ago, but the shape of that little knob really rings a bell. What makes me less certain is the severity of those granite teeth in the distance. Not sure there’s such a sawblade west of Mount Baker. If it is the place I’m thinking of, then this is not sunset but midday on a fall or winter day. But I could be most abysmally in error.
The south slope of Baker is not visited that often, I think. It is not so convenient as the old road to lodge around the north side of Baker – between it an “the most picturesque mountain in America” by a not calculated vote of Postcard Artists of America. The most westerly of craggy peaks in the Cascades are, you may know, west of Baker – the Sisters. I think they even have a glacier or two. These, however, are not the sisters. Perhaps your photograph is of them, however. Looking at this picture again I can see it as perhaps something like the Cascade Crest north of Snoqualmie Pass. It is a real mix of steep summits. I’ll not go exploring for the moment however. Chowder awaits.