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Some info on Mount Baker (from Masterlinnes):

Mount Baker (elevation 10,778 feet (3,285 m)) is an active[4] glaciated andesitic stratovolcano [3] in the Cascade Volcanic Arc and the North Cascades of Washington State in the United States about 31 miles (50 km) [8] due east of the city of Bellingham, Whatcom County, making it the northernmost volcano in the Cascade Range but not the northernmost of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, which extends north into the Coast Mountains. Additionally, it is the fourth highest mountain in Washington State and the sixth highest in the Cascade Range.[9][3] Located in the Mount Baker Wilderness, it is also easily visible from much of Greater Victoria, Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley just across the Canadian border to the north and west. It is also visible from the communities of Mission and Abbotsford, both about 28 miles (45 km) east of Vancouver, as well as from some locations in Everett and even Seattle to the southwest.

The mountain is often locally referred to as Koma Kulshan or simply Kulshan (Lummi, qwúʔmə, "white sentinel", i.e. "mountain", and kwəlshéːn, "puncture wound", i.e. "crater"),[10][11][12] though it is also less frequently known by the Indian names "Quck Sam-ik" (Nooksack: kw’eq sámit, "white mountain"),[13] "Kobah" (Skagit: qwúbəʔ, "white sentinel", i.e. "mountain"), and "Tukullum" or "Nahcullum" (in the language of the unidentified "Koma tribe").[14] Mount Rainier, called "Tacoma", effectively means "larger than Koma (Kulshan)".[15]

Spanish explorer Gonzalo Lopez de Haro mapped it in 1790 as the Gran Montaña del Carmelo, "Great Mount Carmel".[16] However, the explorer George Vancouver renamed the mountain for 3rd Lieutenant Joseph Baker of HMS Discovery, who saw it on April 30, 1792.[17]

After Mount Rainier, Baker is the most heavily glaciated of the Cascade volcanoes: the volume of snow and ice on Mount Baker (0.43 cubic miles, 1.8 cubic kilometers) is greater than that of all the other Cascades volcanoes (except Rainier) combined. It is also one of the snowiest places in the world; in 1999, Mount Baker Ski Area, located on a subsidiary peak, set the world record for snowfall in a single season—1,140 inches (95 feet or 2,896
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