Come ready to paint!
The Mt. Baker/Shuksan Area
We will be joining the Alpine Club of Canada members, who have been coming here every year! This group likes to paint in addition to hiking. The Mountaineers Baker Lodge is just a stroll away from Picture Lake and a view of Mt. Shuksan and 3 miles from Artist Point with spectacular views overlooking the Cascade Mountains. Trails run through Heather Meadows from the Lodge, and should have beautiful, vivid color this time of year!
RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 15.
Baker lodge is a rustic building built in 1950 by Mountaineers volunteers. It has bunk beds in a dorm-like setting. There are 3 partitions for men, women, and families.
Facilitator: Karen Bakke
Contact information: email@example.com or call 360-421-3178. Contact for any questions regarding this event.
Meeting Time & Place & Meals:
Day 1: Friday, Sept 23
Check in with Karen when you arrive to gather information such as meal schedules, etc. We will discuss the best paint locations and availabilities at a convenient time when we are all together. Bring your own snacks, and/or dinner for Friday night.
Day 2: Saturday, Sept 24
Breakfast and dinner will be provided by the Mountaineer hosts. Bring your own snacks, and/or lunch. We will meet to review our days work after dinner.
Day 3: Sunday, Sept 25
Breakfast served by the Mountaineer hosts. Your bags need to be packed by noon, but there is no hurry to leave the area!
We will discuss the best paint locations and availabilities at a convenient time when we are all together. You can also grab a map at the visitor center.
The Heather Meadows Visitor Center (farther up the road, just before Artist Point at the top) may or may not be open. They are usually open until end of September, weather permitting. 10am-4pm. Books, maps, souvenirs. Building built by CCC in 1940 as a ski warming hut. Trails and views are abundant throughout area!! :)
For a list of hikes and trail conditions visit the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest webpage. Current trail conditions are also posted outside the front door to the Glacier Public Forest Service Center. The center is open 8 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. mid-June through September. 10091 Mt. Baker Hwy., Glacier, WA. (360)599-2714.
Take I-5 to Bellingham. Take Exit 255, the Mt. Baker Highway. Drive East on SR-542 approximately 54 miles to the ski area. At the junction in front of The Firs Chalet, turn right onto the one-way loop road. The parking lot for the Lodge is on the right side of the road about a third of a mile beyond The Firs Chalet. Driving time is approximately 1½ hours from Bellingham and 3 hours from Seattle if roads are free of snow and there are no trac issues. The last gas station is on SR 542 in Maple Falls.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
You are responsible for your own transport/carpooling arrangements. Options are to advertise on our group FB page for carpool buddies and/or check out Eventbrite attendee list.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Bring your own paint gear, pillow and sleeping bag. -flashlight, extra WARM clothes (no washer/dryer), towel and toiletries, extra food. There are two showers. Everyone is asked to wash their own dishes and to do mild clean up.
What is the refund policy?
Canceling on or before August 15th: you will receive a 90% refund through PAWA on Eventbrite. Cancelation of a reservation after August 15th will not receive a refund. The PAWA payment will then be committed to the Mountaineers.
When & Where
Plein Air Washington Artists (PAWA) Paint-Out