We joined an ACC trip to Mt. Baker this weekend via the Easton Glacier route.
It was raining on and off when we started hiking but we were optimistic the weather would improve.
It looks like this creek turns into a monster after heavy rains.
We found a nice campsite at the edge of continuous snow/glacier. It even had fairly easy access to running water so we didn't need to melt snow.
We woke up at 2am and were climbing shortly after 3am. The first part of the climb was well illuminated by the moon and headlamps and we were well on our way before the sky started to brighten.
Looking at the sunrise through the steam (and gasses?) of a fumarole.
Looking in the other direction, the shadow of Mt. Baker is clearly visible.
Coming down in the light, we have a better view of the crevasses that we had to navigate around. We traveled on a rope team.
Looking back at Mt. Baker from the campsite.
Heading back to the trailhead along railroad grade which is a very impressive moraine. This part of the trip can be done as a day hike and provides some great views of the glacier.
One last look at Mt. Baker.