To reach Mount Baker ski area (and Heather Meadows and Artist Point in the summer), head east from Bellingham on Wash. 542 (the Mount Baker Hwy.). The North Cascades Scenic Highway is Wash. 20, and it leaves I-5 at Burlington.
For information on the Mount Baker area, contact the Glacier Public Service Center, Mount Baker Highway, Glacier (tel. 360/599-2714). For information on the North Cascades National Park Complex, Mount Baker National Recreation Area, and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, contact the jointly operated Forest/Park Service Information Office, 810 Wash. 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 (tel. 360/854-7200 or 360/856-5700, ext. 515; www.nps.gov/noca or www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs).