After suffering through what I would describe as an abusive work situation, I had gotten outside little for several months. So I decided this day to take on something I had done before and just add a little new at the end. With that in mind I settled on Huntoon Point.
The trail for Huntoon Point is identical to snowshoeing up to Artist Point, at then end you jut veer off to the small hill that is on your left once you get to where the summer parking for Artist Point is. The trail itself is pretty straight forward and easy to follow with the multitude of snowshoe tracks that line the way. There is a couple hills that can be difficult for the less experienced, but they are certainly not insurmountable unless you are bringing along young children.
* Directions Without Musing Start Here *
Mt Shuksan From Huntoon Point
If you are unfamiliar with the snowshoe route, go to the top parking lot at the Mt Baker Ski Area (or as close as you can get). If you get there later in the day you will have to park in another area and walk to the lot. Once in this lot, follow the ski area boundary (and most likely snowshoe/ski tracks) up a large hill. At the top of the hill you will aim toward your right and follow the easiest track to the top. Be careful as a couple areas in this route are avalanche prone, please check the Avalanche Forecast before going. Once at the top you will see a small hill off to the left if you are looking at Mt Baker, that is Huntoon Point
I would highly suggest, if you own some, bringing along your board or skis. The 15 minute ride back to the car is so much more fun then the 1 or 2 hour slog downhill. Either way, this is a special place to visit and one I will definitely come back to each winter.
First Views On A Clear Day
Looking Toward Tabletop Mountain
West Side Of Tabletop Mountain
Top of The First Hill
View From The Halfway Point
Looking Up At Huntoon Point, It Is Just To The Left Of The Trees On the Ridge. The Small Hump You See
Just Happy To Be Outside
Celebratory Pull Off The Flask
Mt Baker Huntoon Point
Mt Baker Glowing In The Sunlight. Still Can't Believe I Got To Stand Up There Just 6 Months Ago