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Mt Baker, Washington State

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Mount Baker, also known as Koma Kulshan or simply Kulshan, is an active glaciated andesitic stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc and the North Cascades of Washington in the United States. Mount Baker has the second-most thermally active crater in the Cascade Range after Mount Saint Helens. About 31mi due east of the city of Bellingham, Whatcom County, Mount Baker is the youngest volcano in the Mount Baker volcanic field. While volcanism has persisted here for some 1.5 million years, the current glaciated cone is likely no more than 140,000 years old, and possibly no older than 80–90,000 years. Older volcanic edifices have mostly eroded away due to glaciation.After Mount Rainier, Mount Baker is the most heavily glaciated of the Cascade Range volcanoes; the volume of snow and ice on Mount Baker, 0.43cumi is greater than that of all the other Cascades volcanoes (except Rainier) combined. It is also one of the snowiest places in the world; in 1999, Mount Baker Ski Area, located 14km to the northeast, set the world record for recorded snowfall in a single season—1140in.
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  • This is a must-see! Especially after winter break and roads just open. Spectacular views of mountain peaks with snow, lakes, forest... Artist Point has a great parking lot with restrooms to park at an...  more »
  • Drove up to Mt. Baker from Bellingham, WA. It is a beautiful drive. Feels like you are in a forest. I'm originally from PA...felt like I was back home in Cooks Forest. Mt. Baker got a lot of snow this...  more »
  • This area is truly a gorgeous, unspoiled section of the US. Lots of natural beauty here. If you like to snow board or ski, it's a fabulous destination. Just be warned, cell phone exception is spotty a...  more »

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