Original: acrylic & pencil on cardboard
A few years ago, my buddy Josh Dirksen invited me to camp in the parking lot of Mt. Baker with him during the Legendary Banked Slalom. He'd recently bought a topper for his truck and was eager to test out his new sleeping arrangement. I've got an old Land Cruiser with plenty of room for sleeping, so I agreed to brave the parking lot with him. A couple of buddies ended up showing up with proper campers, and before we knew it we had a good bunch of dudes to chill with after the parking lot emptied.
Snow camping can be a bit uncomfortable when the weather gets nasty, so each year I've made some refinements to my old truck: an indoor propane heater, some insulated curtains, a nice down bag, and a big heavy Pendleton blanket shelter me from the unpredictable northwest weather.
There's nothing quite like opening your eyes in the predawn, rubbing a view port in the frosty window, and watching the moon set over Mt. Shuksan. There's not much nightlife up at the lodge, so it's early to bed and early to rise. It's easy to have a relaxing morning, grab some coffee, warm up the boots, maybe check some email, and still have plenty of time to nab first chair. - AH
Mt. Baker Park & Ride
14" x 17"
Embossed, Open Edition
20" x 24"
30 limited-edition signed and numbered prints
$75.00 - $195.00
Born and raised of fine Central Oregon stock, artist Adam Haynes defines his vision of the world through the language of his surroundings—the vivid geography of the Cascade Range and the off-kilter character of its rural inhabitants. He has paid the bills as a commercial illustrator for such clients as Nike 6.0, Tonka, Pirelli, and Specialized. However, Haynes refreshes his creative coffee cup several times a year with a scattering of art shows at galleries throughout the Northwest.