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PAWA Paints Mt. Baker/Shuksan 2019

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The Mountaineers Baker Lodge

Washington 542

Deming, WA 98244

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Mt. Baker fall time

For PAWA members only, if you'd like to become a member, please go to our website at https://pleinairwashingtonartists.com/join-pawa/

Come ready to paint!

The Mt. Baker/Shuksan Area

We will be joining the Alpine Club of Canada members again, an annual retreat! The Mountaineers Baker Lodge is just a stroll away from Picture Lake and a spectacular view of Mt. Shuksan and 3 miles from Artist Point with amazing views overlooking the Cascade Mountains and Mount Baker. Trails run through Heather Meadows from the Lodge, and has beautiful, vivid color this time of year!

RESERVATIONS must be made on or before AUGUST 19. Price includes 2 nights lodging and 3 meals. The Mountaineers 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. Volunteers of the Mountaineers are hosts during this weekend and provide us with breakfast Saturday and Sunday and dinner Saturday night.

To attend for FREE - This event is at the top of the mountain, near the ski area. We HIGHLY recommend that you stay in the Mountaineers Baker Lodge so that you may take full advantage of the location, painting the golden hours, safety (not driving the long mountain road in the dark or while tired), and the camaraderie. Or, you may come up for the day and enjoy this as a FREE paint-out. There is cell phone coverage only at the top of the mountain. Call when you reach the ski area to find out where most of us have gone for the day, as we decide on the fly. The nearest town is Glacier (30 minutes away) and then Bellingham is the closest large city (1 1/2 hours away) You may also find lodging there.

If you are staying in the lodge, purchase your ticket here on Eventbrite by August 19. IF you are NOT staying in the lodge, please sign up for the free ticket, so that we may keep track of everyone. Food, facilities and bunks in the lodge are only for those paying to stay there. Others will be responsible for their own meals, etc.

Facilitators: Charlie Sharpe email: chas.sharpe3@gmail.com, phone: 360-990-6356 Susan McManamen email: dsmcm678@yahoo.com phone: 425-280-0402

Meeting Time & Place & Meals:

Day 1: Friday, Sept 20

If you haven't been here before, read the directions below carefully. There is no big sign saying where it is. Come in the daylight or you will be lost! When entering the lodge, the Mountaineers will ask you to sign in and accept a small chore for the weekend, and give you verbal guidelines for staying there. Check in (3pm, no sooner) with Charlie and Susan when you arrive to gather information for PAWA. 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. Susan will bring warm soup and/or chili.

Day 2: Saturday, Sept 21

Breakfast and dinner will be provided by the Mountaineer hosts for those staying at the lodge. Bring your own snacks and/or lunch. Usually at breakfast we talk about where we are heading. We will meet to review our days work after dinner.

Day 3: Sunday, Sept 22

Breakfast provided by the Mountaineers to those lodging. Your bags need to be packed by noon, but there is no hurry to leave the area! If it's great weather, you may want to paint all day!

Painting sites:

Artist Point (with views of both Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan), Heather Meadows, Picture Lake, are all amazing! We will discuss the best paint locations and availabilities at a convenient time when we are all together. Artist Point and some other areas require a $5 parking permit for the Mt. Baker National Forest. There is a pay kiosk right after the lodge. Pit toilets.

The Heather Meadows Visitor Center (up the road from the lodge, but 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!! :) pit toilets.


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. The last gas station is on SR 542 in Maple Falls.

Mt Baker Weather update: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?site=sew&textField1=48.80&textField2=-121.63&zone=1#.VPTPHEKg18J

For a list of hikes and trail conditions visit the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest webpage.

You are responsible for your own transport/carpooling arrangements. You may post on our PAWA group FB page for carpool buddies. Bring your own paint gear, pillow and sleeping bag. -flashlight, water bottle, extra WARM clothes (no washer/dryer), towel and toiletries, extra food. There are two showers. Everyone is asked to sign up for certain small kitchen duties upon arrival.

The group, Plein Air Washington Artists, is NOT responsible for any theft or injury that may occur while on a paint-out. This paint-out is for PAWA members and their families only.

What is the refund policy?

No refunds. This event is limited to 25 for lodging, including members, spouses and PAWA guests.

All paint-outs are for Plein Air Washington Artists members. It is easy to join PAWA online. Please have any friend do so if they would like to participate. Please ask the facilitator if a guest can come to a free event. Sometimes there may not be enough space for non-members. A spouse is always welcome.

It is a good idea to print out this Eventbrite page and bring with you to be able to refer to this information. Thank you for signing up and HAPPY PAINTING!

Please try and carpool with other PAWA members anytime you can! You may post on our Facebook page to share transportation. If you find you can't attend after all, please cancel on Eventbrite so that the facilitator may have a proper head count, thanks!

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Deming, WA 98244

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