Mt. Baker Aug 30-31
mythos, oriana, lorena, steve, shadee and i hiked high pass, from twin lakes to the base of mt. larabee yesterday. today, everyone went to the skyline divide, while shadee and i hiked ptarmidge ridge.
beautiful weather! and we had a crystal clear night sky, planet mars sighting without difficulty.
ptarmigan ridge: never been so close to mt. baker. from 14 goat lake (?name), gps showed we were ~3km from the east side of the glacier. cool! very scenic! sunblock is quite necessary. one downer was many many people.
high pass: scenic as well but probably more a climber's paradise for its access to the base of larabee. a few people were camped precariously near the edge of the drop-offs up along the trail.
i'm surprised at the number of vehicles (people!) at twin lakes, given the road condition, which shadee, driver, can better elborate on. ah, i am forgetting this is the age of SUVs and the weekend road-warriors. indeed, lots of 'beer-guzzling yahoos'. er, would this include us? many vehicles were bc plates...
thanks to oriana for organizing. photos to follow (soon hopefully).