Located in the Mt Baker Wilderness area
of Washington state, the view of Mt. Shuksan across Picture Lake is believed
to be the most photographed scene in the World. One of the most dramatic peaks
in the entire cascades, Mount Shuksan is also, at 9,127 feet, one of the highest
non-volcanic peaks in the range. With its steep glaciers and icefall's, huge
cirques and soaring ridges, Shuksan looks like a peak from the Swiss Alps, magically
transported to the Cascades. Its name is a Skagit Indian word meaning "roaring
mountain," from the noise of its waterfalls and many landslides.