Unique Gifts Commemorating the World's Most Spectacular Places

Baker Paperweight
  • Baker Paperweight
  • 3 1/4 inch diameter
  • Cast in fine pewter
  • Felt backing
  • In clear-vinyl covered box
Place Name: Mount Baker
Elevation: 10,781 ft.
Coordinates: N48° 46' 39'' W121° 48' 43''
Location: Washington, USA
MarkerSleuth Photo Contributor: No Station Found
The Nooksack Indian name for Mount Baker is "White Steep Mountain" because of its iceclad summit. Even though covered by glaciers year round, its volcanic crater, known as Sherman Crater, has had one of the most active geothermal systems in the area as recently as 1976. Seismic activity is still monitored.
Mt. Baker is named after Joseph Baker. Baker discover-ed the mountain in 1792 while on an expedition with renowned explorer George Vancouver.
In 1922, the Mount Baker Club was created to promote the area as a national resource. They held an "extreme" marathon to the summit and back, determining the best route. For more than 90 years, the club has provided a broad range of outdoor activities, maintained trails and promoted conservation.