First week of Good Time Slim’s unemployment. Spent a few days in the Mount Baker Wilderness. Drove over the mountains, and into the Carlton Complex fires.
At the terminus of the Mt. Baker Hwy lies Artist Point. Covered in snow, with clear skies, meant Good Time Slim could not open his eyes. Just before you reach the Point, you will pass a dirt road on your left. In our opinion, this small road had better views, places to camp, and absolutely no crowd. Plus, you can hear the crack of a bullwhip beautifully up there.
We spent 3 nights on the Northern shore of Baker Lake. We saw only a handful of boats, and they were miles away. Very few cars drove past.
We continued up, and landed on Harts Pass. This was my (Good Time Slim) favorite place. There was no one there, and it was amazing! So damn windy!
From Harts Pass, take NF-5400 up to Slate Peak. Warning: The road to Harts Pass is not for the faint of heart, many drop offs and one lane, blind turns. That said, the road to Slate Peak takes serious even more constitution.
Slate Peak was simply awe inspiring.
After leaving Harts Pass, we accidentally drove into and through the Carlton Complex Fire System. We decided to leave Hwy 20 and take the Methow Valley Hwy, from the frying pan into the fire.