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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, can anyone recommend an overnighter in the Mt. Baker area for mid-September. The tentative plan is to drive to the trailhead Friday evening and sleep in the truck to get on the trail early. Ideally, something about 10km or less would be ideal. Fishing would be a bonus...that's it! Or feel free to suggest a day hike as well in the area as that may be a possibility as well...thanks so much for your tips!
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Best fall hike around Mt. Baker is Yellow Aster Butte. As for fishing - perhaps nearby Twin Lakes (trailhead for Mt. Winchester/High Pass) - I can't say if there are fish in there but they are the only significant lakes I can think of in that area.
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I hear railroad grade is good too that time of year. No fishing though.
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Railroad Grade is definitely beautiful in the fall. Really nice campsites with an amazing glacier/Mt. Baker view but no fishing. I think you can even reserve to stay in the old forestry lookout on Park Butte.

Another option for you to consider is Chain Lakes although I don't think the lakes are stocked. Another beautiful hike that you can do as a loop if you wish.

All of these suggestions have trip reports posted.

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Iceberg Lake on the Chain Lakes may have fish in it, not entirely sure.
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There are tons of places in the Baker area for an easy overnighter. Skyline Divide, Ptarmigan Ridge, Lake Ann, Hannegan Pass, Copper Ridge, Yellow Aster Butte, Nooksack Cirque, Etc. etc.

As for fishing, yes there is fish in twin lakes. I've heard of some fishing in Tomyhoi Lake as well. Not sure about any of the chain lakes. Enjoy!

Was just in the area for labour day, the blueberries are still weeks away in most places, they might be getting there mid-september.
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