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"Sisters, Baker, Glacier, Glories, and Clouds"
Twin Sisters, Baker, Glacier
MARCH 3, 2013

This photoset is from a 1h 38 min, 237-mile aerial adventure conducted by John Scurlock and Steph Abegg on the winter afternoon of March 3, 2013. Although a thick layer of cumulus clouds blanketed the North Cascades, the mighty Mount Baker and nearby Sisters poked through, allowing for some spectacular photography. While photographing Baker, we spotted summit of Glacier Peak struggling through the clouds in the distance. However, by the time we flew over there, the clouds had again captured the summit, so we flew back to Concrete over the peaceful white puffiness, photographing glories of the plane as we went.

Black and white treatment worked well for this photoset, capturing the dramatic nature of the clouds and afternoon light.

The flight path is shown to the right. (This flight line is made with actual GPS data.)

Also, on the right is a screenshot of the Concrete Airport Webcam taken a couple of hours before takeoff. Pretty cloudy, but there's always sun above the clouds!

South Twin Sister
Little Sister, Hayden Peak, South Sister
North Twin Sister and South Twin Sister, Mount Baker in distance
Mount Baker from the Sisters
Mount Baker from the Sisters
Lincoln Peak, Colfax Peak, Mount Baker
Lincoln Peak and summit of Mount Baker
Lincoln Peak and summit of Mount Baker
Mount Baker
Mount Baker
Mount Baker North Ridge
ripples in the snow on Mount Baker
Glacier Peak shrouded in clouds
Clouds streaming over summit area of Glacier Peak
Rimed summit area of Glacier Peak
Glory of plane
Glory of plane