Not much to say this time other then that the weather was really beautiful even though there was cases where we were hiking in the clouds/fog. But can't argue since it was cloudy everywhere else. This trail holds up to its name as there were two ptarmigans that jumped out on the trail. Most of the hike is not that hard, there were some sections that it angled with the slope but not too difficult. At the end when your climbing up the rock face it gets a little bit tricky. Otherwise I like this hike a lot.
This is indeed a very nice trail and your pictures are great. Are the ptarmigans sporting their winter plumage? They were in mid-October last year.
There were still a lot of blueberries on the southern slopes then despite their leaves having turned a flaming red as in your picture, only darker. Definitely have to do this hike again - thanks for posting your photographs!
Those pictures are beautiful!!! You lower-mainlanders sure remain tight-lipped about the locations of your hikes. WHERE IN THE HELL IS THIS?!?!?!?!?!?!??!
I could keep it secret, but in all honesty it's one of the busiest hikes on Mount Baker. Just drive to the Mount Baker heather meadows, park at Artists Point. Then just follow the signs for Ptarmigan Ridge, takes about 18km return if you go right to the end. Most people turn around on the first or second hill, WOW they have no idea what they're missing!