Mount Baker and Birch Bay catching the setting sun, Delta, BC
Mount Baker (10,761 feet) is an active volcano (second only to Mount Saint Helens) that last vented in 1975 and 1999. It is the most heavily glaciated in the Cascade range after Mt. Ranier, and its massive snow cone looks spectacular when it turns pink in the rays of the setting sun. It is also one of the snowiest places in the world; in 1999, the Mount Baker Ski Area, set the world record for snowfall in a single season—an amazing 1,140 inches (equals 95 feet or 29 meters!!). John Bennett, with 2 others, made an early first attempt to scale the mountain in 1866 - was he related to our SmugMug photographer of the same name?
Some more snowy owl pics, one with Mount Shuksan in the background, can be seen here http://goo.gl/MT3nj
Spent the last 2 days getting the new computer in shape, hopefully getting this 2 month saga finished with and now able to catch up with my commenting, etc.