Day Hike - Artist & Huntoon Points


Day Hike - Artist & Huntoon Points

Join us for an epic overnight outing to experience and photograph Mt. Baker, Mt. Shuksan, and the North Cascade peaks from sunset to the night sky/Milky Way/Perseid meteor shower (predicted peak) through the following sunrise! Memories will be made! This trip is targeted to adventure astrophotographers and night sky enthusiasts (photography optional). Note that this is a hiking trip and only suitable for very experienced, fully vaccinated hikers who have hiked at night on technical terrain. Leader permission is required.

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  • Tue, Aug 10, 2021 — Wed, Aug 11, 2021
  • Foothills Hiking Committee
  • Night Sky, Photography, Day Hiking
  • Adults
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • Pace: various

Meet at the Silver Fir Campground by mid/late afternoon of August 10th. Details will be sent prior to the trip. 

We will make a final plan for this outing as a group after setting up camp. Tentatively, on Day 1, we set up camp at the campground, eat, and hike up to Artist and Huntoon Points to enjoy the sunset over the North Cascades (note: the road to Artist Point is closed so we will need to hike). After sunset, we will scout out a location to enjoy and photograph the Milky Way and hopefully the Perseid meteor shower. In the wee hours of the morning, we will continue to hike/drive down to Picture Lake in time for sunrise over the lake. We will then eat/rest up at the campground before departing for home. Stated mileage and elevation gain are gross estimates so please be flexible. 
Leader permission is required because this trip involves hiking at night on technical terrain. In your request, please state your interest in attending this trip and provide a list of your recent hiking-related activities if they are not reflected in your Mountaineers activities history profile. Leader will not respond to emails until after registration opens. 
Leader has reserved a campsite at Silver Fir Campground for the evening of August 10th for up to six people. Participants will reimburse the Leader for campsite expenses before the trip. Proof of Covid vaccination may be required. 
In case of cloudy weather or wildfire smoke, we may change the location or cancel the trip.  

Artist Point

  • Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

    Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13SX

    USGS Shuksan Arm
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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