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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-28-2008, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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A 10 person group had fun this past Saturday on Mt. Baker.....

The road was drivable to some degree but we had to use snowshoes for around 4 miles to reach the trail head. Since the route is generally of a northern exposure we experienced full - on winter conditions. Creek Crossings weren't a problem as there were solid snow bridges across them. We had followed some previous tracks on the way up but felt uncomfortable coming back down the same way. We decided to take a different route coming down due to avalanche concerns on a previously traveled slope.....

I'll Let the pics tell the story.....

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pics taken by Sook:


pics taken by myself:











pics by Daisy:


pics by Jinsi:



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Beautiful! Good job Mazegirl! I especially love the pictures of the buried cabin, and bird
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Hi MazeGirl,

Is the start of the yellow track on Road 39 on your first map as far as you could drive? I.e. where there's a blue label "Coal Creek"?
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Nice to see you back out there Gloria
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Thanks all for your nice comments

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Hi MazeGirl,

Is the start of the yellow track on Road 39 on your first map as far as you could drive? I.e. where there's a blue label "Coal Creek"?
Yes.

Here is more detailed track info provided by my friend Jinsi(Thanks!).

Start: 10:25h
Finish: 21:45h
Distance: ~28 km
Elevation gain: ~1300m

1. Logging Road to Trail head: 10:25 - 12:20h (~8 km)
2. Trail head to End of Trail (summer): 12:50 - 16:30h (~5 km)
3. End of Trail (summer) back to Trail head: 16:30 - 20:15h (~7 km)
4. Trail head back to car: 20:15 - 21:45h (~8 km)

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Very nice MG!
Those Ptarmigans can be very hard to see in the snow... I recall on one trip we stumbled on a family of them, heads just poking up through the snow!
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//sigh, same day, same area. cross my fingers for him..................

Search for Mount Baker climber

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/102/story/396846.html

There is a fairly informative thread started on CC:

http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubb...883#Post793883
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Lets keep our fingers crossed he is safe. It is great they are organizing skilled climbers from the cascade climbers for the search.



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Great pictures as always Gloria, here's hoping the climber will be ok.
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Hi Gloria
Looks like it was a wonderful trip!
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Does anyone know where the snow now stands relative to the trailhead? Thinking of heading up.
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