From Seattle, drive north on I-5 to exit 255. Take state route 542 east until Mount Baker National Recreation Area. The road ends at Artist Point.
In the evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest, autumn brings bright color to shrubs and ground cover, rather than the trees themselves. Here, on the timberline trail at Artist Point, we see the contrast between the backlit reds, oranges, and yellows of the vegetation, and the green of the firs and pines.