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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 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 »
  • Wonderful place to be in contact with nature. Estaciado with the Mt. Baker landscapes is. I could see the appreciation for the visit to this place to be visited by people of different cultures and idiomatic expressions
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  • This is a beautiful part of the country, and there's a lot of variety to be seen...tree-lined roads, rustic buildings, rushing rivers, sunlight streaming through the trees (when it's not cloudy or rai...  more »