Friday, August 23, 2013

Mt Baker Ridge Viewpoint

View from the Mt Baker Ridge Viewpoint September 2012

Mt Baker Ridge Viewpoint September 2012

Sunset stone at the Mt Baker Ridge Viewpoint September 2012

Mt Baker Ridge Viewpoint September 2012

Diagram of solar positions at the Mt Baker Ridge Viewpoint September 2012

The Mt Baker Ridge Viewpoint is located at the top of the west slope of Mt Baker Ridge, above the Mt Baker Tunnels, which move traffic on Interstate 90 in & out of the City of Seattle via the  Lacey V. Murrow Bridge, across Lake Washington.  The viewpoint is located at 1403 31st Avenue S, in a small business district with a few eateries, offices & other businesses, in the Mt Baker neighborhood.  There are views of the northern end of the Rainier Valley, Beacon Hill, 1st Hill, Downtown, Elliott Bay & the Olympic Mountains.  The viewpoint is mostly a metal-grate platform extending out over the slope.  There is seating & also small basalt monuments (called sunset stones) to mark the movement of the sun throughout the year.  Construction of the viewpoint was completed in 2009.  It is easily accessible from Downtown via the 14 Mt Baker bus.

1 comment:

Rosemary Crawford said...

Great report on a place I've never heard of even being a native Washingtonian. Will try to find it sometime soon.