United States Heather Meadows

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T. Kirkendall and V. Spring

About This Spot

Lakes Highwood and Picture are located on an open benchland, dotted with subalpine trees and meadows. Both lakes have views and often reflect the glaciers and cliffs of the rugged looking Mount Shuksan. The scene including a lake, the mountains and the reflection is considered to be the most iconic images of what the alpine world should look like. Park along the northwest side of Picture Lake. Avoid parking at the east end of the lake or your car may end up in your picture. Follow the lakeshore trail to the west end of Picture Lake where a platform is perfectly situated for photographers to capture Mount Shuksan and its reflection. When the platform is too crowded, head over to the smaller Highwood Lake to find your location.

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