Snowshoeing Artist Point

For Christmas this past year, my husband and I decided to spend gift money for each other on hiking gear rather than presents for one another. We really enjoy going hiking together, so this was a great for us to give a gift that keeps on giving for years to come with quality time together. I was in need of some trekking poles and a set of gloves. We both needed a pair of snow shoes, so we bought all of those goods and a few extra things that we needed for cold weather adventures. 


Avalanche warnings have been very high over the last couple months, so we really didn't have many opportunities to go out in the mountains until this past Friday. We decided to head to Artist Point near Mt. Baker, which is about two and a half hours away from where we live. It was a long drive, but definitely worth the journey! 

This hike was really difficult for me. I woke up not feeling so great, but since the weather has been so bad in the last few months, Shaun really wanted me to join him so I powered through (with a few tears along the way). The snow was really deep and even with the snow shoes, I felt through the soft snow a few times which made it difficult to get back up and keep walking. Shaun face planted in the snow about seven times which was hilarious! Rex kept tripping him up and making him fall in the freezing snow. If only I had a video compilation of all his falls. Hahaha!



I'm really enjoying the new 24-70mm lens I recently got for my camera. There were such gorgeous views when we made it to the top! Mt. Shuksan and Mt. Baker were in full view. We were completely surrounded by stunning mountainscapes.

Although I had a hard time making it to the top of Artist Point, I did enjoy the views at the end of the journey and the long nap I took the next day. Not a fan of the sore calves though! I'm excited to see where we go next. 



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