Baring In Winter

Baring Mountain seen from the Heybrook lookout tower, January 13, 2013.

Note: This photo won the cover spot for the annual 2013 NWHikers Calendar Contest.

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jacobsmith

jacobsmith - Jan 28, 2013 10:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: wow

Do you know if he's still around? I've looked but i can't find any information on him.

mvs

mvs - Feb 2, 2013 4:19 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: wow

No, I don't. A lot of these giants seem to fade into the woodwork. He's probably out there, chuckling if he ever reads this :). I was just thinking today that if I ever get back to Washington State for a period of time, I think the greatest thing I could do would be to attempt one of his routes on the Norwegian Buttress above Lake Serene. Ignoble failure would still be a reward, because that is certainly failing big! :D

displacedchzhead

displacedchzhead - Jan 15, 2013 9:06 pm - Voted 10/10

Standing ovation

That is one heckuva alpenglow shot!

gimpilator

gimpilator - Jan 17, 2013 10:38 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Standing ovation

Thank you. Please accept my taking a bow to your standing ovation. :)

Actually I didn't create the view, I only pointed my camera and pushed the button, so I just consider myself lucky.

repelmen - Jan 15, 2013 10:20 pm - Voted 10/10

WOW!

A beauty!

gimpilator

gimpilator - Feb 11, 2013 8:50 am - Hasn't voted

Re: WOW!

Thanks!

EastKing

EastKing - Jan 17, 2013 1:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Goodness!

That is a heck of a good shot!

gimpilator

gimpilator - Feb 11, 2013 8:50 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Goodness!

Thanks Greg

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis - Jan 20, 2013 3:00 am - Voted 10/10

I knew you'd top some lists with this one!

It was neat watching this photo take off. That was a real nice sunset that day. Thanks for sharing.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Feb 11, 2013 8:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I knew you'd top some lists with this one!

It's amazing you saw the same sunset in Lynnwood.

CheesySciFi

CheesySciFi - Jan 20, 2013 8:36 am - Voted 10/10

Lovely!

I'd never even heard of the Wild Sky Wilderness. Now I want to go there!

gimpilator

gimpilator - Feb 11, 2013 8:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Lovely!

Take my word for it. Many of the other wilderness areas in Washington are a better choice. SP member Redwic might argue with me because he is sentimental about the Wild Sky, but it is not the best.

The best area to visit for mountaineering is probably the North Cascades National Park. On the other hand the Wild Sky is known for it's lack of trails, washed out roads, and lousy bushwhacking. Many of the smaller peaks have poor views on the summit. But if this picture inspired you, then I have accomplished my goal.

If your thinking of coming to Washington, check out some hikes on the Mountain Loop Highway or on the Mount Baker Highway. PM me if you'd like more info.

-Adam

Kiefer

Kiefer - Jan 20, 2013 3:39 pm - Voted 10/10

Sweet!

A stunning photo! Looks cold. Not familiar with this mountain but being located in a wilderness area with the name of, "Wild Sky", it HAS to be good!

gimpilator

gimpilator - Feb 11, 2013 8:59 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Sweet!

Actually, you're right. Baring is a good climb. The peak next to it, Merchant, is also supposed to be good.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Feb 11, 2013 9:00 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome

Thanks Byron

Arkitekt

Arkitekt - Jan 21, 2013 2:15 am - Voted 10/10

Sweet

After I climbed Baring I knew I would never look at it the same. Every time I see it I think, I can't believe I climbed that thing. This shot is fantastic. Great work here Gimp.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Feb 11, 2013 9:01 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Sweet

Thank you. It's a good feeling to have Baring done.

slowbutsteady

slowbutsteady - Jan 21, 2013 11:27 am - Voted 10/10

Photo of the Year!

The lean of the peak is so mesmerizing. I'm all choked up!

gimpilator

gimpilator - Feb 11, 2013 9:02 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Photo of the Year!

The lean is even more pronounced when viewed from a little further north.

slowbutsteady

slowbutsteady - Jan 21, 2013 11:28 am - Voted 10/10

Photo of the Year!

The lean of the peak is so mesmerizing. I'm all choked up!

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