Closeup of Mt. Baker

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (11)

ArcticWannabePilot on December 23, 2011

Mt Baker is ~56miles/90km to the SE of Delta, BC from where photo "close up" was taken. One big mountain + one long lens + altitude? Great "close up" Tim.

Timothy K on December 23, 2011

Very interesting to know Bob. When I initially tried to find out which mountain it was I wound up looking at other Panoramio pictures and found only 1 shot indicating that it was Baker. I think if that is really the distance it may be wrong. I guessed that it was about 30 miles away but judging mountains from a distance is something I am not very practiced at. Perhaps you found something different? Tim

ArcticWannabePilot on December 24, 2011


I visited Victoria a few years back. I must say Victoria is one beautiful city - the gardens and architecture are magnificent. You can see Mt. Baker from Victoria just a few feet above sea level.

I wondered how far you were from Mt. Baker. Google Earth's Ruler measured 56 miles (BTW the crow flies) between Delta and Mt. Baker. I drove from Bellingham, WA to Mt. Baker. The distance from Bellingham looked like a day's hike. Google Earth's Ruler measures 30 miles. The drive took over an hour - kicking out sight seeing stops.

Mt. Baker's very high prominence value of ~8,500 feet is why both you and me badly misjudged the distance.

Timothy K on December 24, 2011

Well Bob we are gonna have to name this mountain something so I need some help here... Tim

Timothy K on December 24, 2011

I forgot to say I wish you a very Merry Christmas *BoB and the very best in the New Year! I'll be close to home this year for a change. By the way it will be 34 degrees F. over the weekend which is totally not like Winnipeg!!!! Tim

ArcticWannabePilot on December 24, 2011


Mt Baker is its name. Thank you for your greetings and giving the weather forecast for Tunkhannock, PA. Identical in both cases. :)


Timothy K on December 27, 2011

It went up to plus 4 Celsius today!! A heat wave for this part of the country! Tim

ArcticWannabePilot on December 30, 2011

Last night was -11˚ C. Today 0˚. Easy conversion. Why not go metric? We need two of every thing these days. Today I see -6˚ C for Winnipeg. Back to normal, eh?

I have noted that when we swap polar air masses, the shortest path to warmer is north.

See my PM.

Regards my friend,


Timothy K on December 31, 2011

Good to see you back Bob! We are actually expecting freezing rain tonight so that may put a damper on driving for a day or so. We just keep getting these warm temps and I'm ever so happy. Tim

ArcticWannabePilot on January 1, 2012

Forecast Winnepeg high on Tuesday is -3º Celsius

Forecast Tunhkannock, PA high on Tuesday is -7º Celsius. Forecast wind chill Tuesday is -17º CELSIUS

The ol' arctic air mass flip-flop.

When we had that -26 C daytime temp 2, 3 years ago, it was +12 Cº in Fairbanks, AK.

Let's flop-flip, please. :)

Timothy K on January 3, 2012

Just to rub it in it's forecast for a balmy plus 6 on Thursday or Friday, just can't remember which day. No chance of me wishing for colder weather but I'm shocked that you could be colder than way up here! Maybe someday we'll be the new rainforest.... Tim

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 27, 2011
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    by Timothy K
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio 550
    • Taken on 2003/09/25 13:00:23
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1012)
    • Focal Length: 39.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.500
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash