If you happen to live in Washington, you’ll be pleased to know that the road to Artists Point opened this morning. Besides proving access to the most amazing alpine scenery that you can drive to in the Lower 48 States, it also provides access to the Lake Anne/Fisher Chimneys parking lot for Mt. Shuksan climbs and to Ptarmigan Ridge and the Park and Mazama Glaciers on Mt. Baker. It’s also one of the few locations with drive-up access to summer skiing in the US.
If you are visiting the state or if you live here and have non-climbing friends who like the beauty of the mountains, this is a "must see" destination. The views of the NW Face of Mt. Shuksan and the East Face of Mt. Baker are tremendous!