Not long ago I saw an image of Skagit River with Mt Baker looming above. It was a gorgeous image and started me on a hunt.
I have been here in Skagit Valley for 15 years now and have never encountered a vista that encompassed both the Mountain and the River. Skagit River runs east to west through the valley and Baker sits about 10 miles to the north.
A short study of the map revealed that there are several spots where the Skagit turns back on itself so that you can look “down the river” and right at Mt Baker. I started my search along the Concrete Sauk Valley Road, looking to visit the confluence of the Sauk and Skagit Rivers. It was a lot of fun tooling about, on both sides of the river, scouting for views, vistas, and access trails down to the gravel bars along the river.
Here are a few pics from my endeavors:
After a bit of search I finally found a spot along the Concrete-Sauk Valley Road where you can scramble down to the gravel bar and out to this view: Looking north to Mt Baker, from the Skagit River
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These are stunning!!!!
Is that spot accessible for a family do you think? I’d love to take family pictures here.
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Not really…it most often involves wading through some knee deep water and a lot of mud…
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Your travels were very well rewarded by these breathtaking images.
Hmm, this is a really beautiful blog. You’ve come up with an interesting format and your photos are fantastic. I’ll follow along!
Well you all are missing the best Mt Bake Skagit river pic .The mouth of Gilligan creek, 5 miles up the south Skagit highway . the twin sister’s in fount of Mt Baker .On the same compass heading as the view of Mt Baker from I 5 north bound from Conway.
Thank you Gail, I will check it out!
You can see Baker when you are crossing the river on the Fir Island Bridge (Best Road). Not quite as wild, but I always love the sneak peak when I am crossing.
Thanks for the tip!