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After spending a week photographing here from dozens of locations, I’ve narrowed down those spots to the five most photogenic (and easily reached): S. 542 was created for the single purpose of allowing tourists (including photographers) to visit the Cascades (and leave lots of their dollars behind with the locals). You can literally drive right up to the lake, walk two minutes and set up your tripod and start shooting.It is on the very northern edge of Washington state (most of it is 10 miles from the Canadian border) and it runs roughly east 57 miles from I-5 near Bellingham all the way to Mt. I’ll start with what is often listed as the most photographed location in the state: the iconic view of Mt Shuksan from Picture Lake near the end of S. Try to be there near sunset…Shuksan catches afternoon light in a wonderful way so it is a killer sunset spot.I was excited to hear that one of my photos was featured in this month’s edition of Washington Trails magazine.They had an article about Second Beach in Olympic National Park and they chose one of my images for a two page spread.I was fascinated with the tarns (I think I just like saying the name…tarn, Tarn, TARN…so cool).The area around the tarns is often muddy from melting snow and not particularly attractive so you might have to work a bit to find good compositions.
Plus Highland has only a narrow road shoulder and a short sloping shore to shoot from so it’s not as ‘user friendly’ as Picture Lake…and there is only a small section of shoreline that features good reflections of the mountain. Because when I visited its shoreline was lush with wildflowers…unlike Picture Lake.
Apparently, this area can be ‘loved to death’ by visitors who stray off the walking path and trample the flowers. I never heard anything about this spot despite all my planning.
I found it by accident only a few hundred yards away from Picture Lake while scouting for wildflowers.
After Picture Lake, continue driving on 542 for less than 3 miles where the road ends at the Artist’s Point parking lot.
This is at an elevation of over 5,000′ and you may well find snow there even during the summer.