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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-17-2017, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Hey ya'll

we have a chance to get in some time in the Mt baker area. Would anyone have advice on the best trails for snowshoe treks, short and long? Also, is the road kept open up to heather meadows parking lot? How far up can you drive during winter?

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Road is maintained up to the Heather meadows lot and that is the farthest you can drive up. We snowshoed up to Artist point and Huntoon point a couple times this winter. Takes about 3-4 hours return to Huntoon depending on how long you take enjoying the views and hanging out. I think you can also head towards Table Mountain for a decent trek as well. Awesome views of Shuksan and Baker all around.
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Road is maintained up to the Heather meadows lot and that is the farthest you can drive up. We snowshoed up to Artist point and Huntoon point a couple times this winter. Takes about 3-4 hours return to Huntoon depending on how long you take enjoying the views and hanging out. I think you can also head towards Table Mountain for a decent trek as well. Awesome views of Shuksan and Baker all around.
Thanks much for the helpful update and info. Really appreciate it.

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Been up there a few times; great snowshoeing conditions. All the other trails require long walks just to get to the trailhead, because those roads are not maintained.

There two other trails right off the highway you can do: Excelsior, and Welcome Pass. Elevation gain of 1100 and 800 meters respectively to the top ridge and summit of both.

This is associated with the Highland Divide.

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