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"Mount Baker Evening Light and Height"
Baker, Lincoln, Colfax, Sherman Crater
DECEMBER 11, 2011

This was a quick 47 min aerial photography flight around Mount Baker just before sunset. It was unusually calm, so we were able to fly completely around the alpenglowing massif, about level with the 10,781 ft summit. We then looped around a few more times, gaining elevation (up to 14,800+ ft) until we had a unique bird’s eye view straight down onto the summit. It was cold up there: -10°F!

The flight path is shown to the right. The red markers designate photo locations. Click to enlarge. (This flight line is made with actual GPS data.)

Baker summit
Baker summit
Summits in line
Glowing glacier
Sherman Crater
Sherman Crater
Sherman Crater
Lincoln Peak
Lincoln Peak
Lincoln Peak
Colfax Peak
Colfax and Lincoln
Ocean meets Mountains
Ocean meets Mountains (labeled)
This makes a great 20x30 poster. Thanks to John Roper for his input on the feature names.