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I made it out to Baker Lake this evening to try and shoot sunset. The forecast was calling for calm winds so I thought there would be a good chance for a reflection of Mount Baker. I had never shot here before so I didn't really know where to go. I had done a little resarch via Google Earth, but other than that I was shooting in the dark. I parked at a trailhead and set off, forgetting my headlamp of course, but no matter. The trail I took just seemed to parallel the lake though without ever going down to the shore. After a few miles I realized I had completely lost sight of Baker so I turned around. I found the least steep least gnarly spot I could and slid my way down. What I found was an amazing bit of shoreline with incredible views of Mt. Baker and lots of old stumps with there roots above ground sprawling across the beach. The sunset was decent, but nothing spectacuar or at least I thought. I was packing up my stuff to leave actually when the purples started coming out after the sun had gone down. I scarmbled to unpack my gear and get set up as a beuatiful purple light show spread across the sky. Afterwards I bushwhacked back up to the trail and hauled ass up the trail in the fading light. II made it to my car just as a nearly full moon was rising to the east. It was a truly magical evening, one I am not likely to forget for awhile, and I look forward to revisiting this spot often in the future. I would love to hear your thoughts on this one and thanks for looking!

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