huntoon point snowshoe

After suffering through an unideal work situation, I have gotten outside little. I decided this day to take on something I had done before and add a little new at the end. With that in mind I settled on the snowshoe route to Huntoon Point. The trail for Huntoon Point is identical to snowshoeing up to Artist Point. In the end you just veer off to the small hill that is on your left from the summer parking lot for Artist Point.  

The trail itself is straight-forward and easy to follow with the multitude of snowshoe tracks that line the way. There are a couple of hills that can be difficult for the less experienced. but they are not insurmountable unless you are bringing along young children.

If you are unfamiliar with the Huntoon point snowshoe route, go to the top parking lot at the Mt Baker Ski Area. If you get there later in the day you will have to park in another area and walk to the lot. Once in the upper 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 of areas in this route are avalanche prone.

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. The snowshoe track to the top should be obvious as many people come up here each winter.

mount shuksan huntoon point mount baker from huntoon point artist point parking lot from huntoon point

would suggest, if you own some, bringing along your snowboard or skis. The 15-minute ride back to the car is so much more fun than the 1 or 2-hour slog downhill. Either way, the snowshoe up to Huntoon Point is a special place to visit. This is one I will definitely come back to each winter.