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SR 542 opens to Artist Point

(MOUNT BAKER)- State Route 542 to Artist Point opened today.  It’s one of the earliest ever openings. Artist Point is more than 5,000 feet above sea level with 360-degree views that include Mount Baker, Mount Shuksan and the Cascade Mountain Range.  The area usually is open about two to three months out of the year, before the winter snows reclaim it.  The last stretch of SR 542’s opening and closing depends on the weather and snow conditions.  In 2013 the road closed on Sept. 30.

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