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Default Heliotrope Ridge May 27/18

A FINE SUPER BLUE BIRD DAY.......

Original destination was Artist Point, but highway closed due to some kind of special race which used the highway. Everything past turnoff to Canyon Creek road was blocked, so we attempted Canyon Creek Road to access Excelsior and Damfino Lakes, but slide at 9 to 10 km not repaired and still blocking this road.

So We settled on Heliotrope Ridge hike, which turned out to be a great blessing.

It was awesome to get out with my hiking friends;... A very picturesque day..as the clouds cleared away and was almost totally clear and warm. only at lunch there was a stiff wind when it got a little chilly...

10 to 11 km return, near net 600 meters elevation gain...5 to 5-1/2 hours including lunch and snack breaks.

Heliotrope Trailhead, info board and group:
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Flowing Creek, shorly after start....drainage down from Heliotrope Ridge
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Waterfall @ first major snow patch
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Forest and snow below trail, view north

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Creek crossing ..
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Creek flow further up trail...
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Ravine bed of creek
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Here we start hiking straight up the snow covered slopes to the Hogsback, where are great views and photo ops...

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Great expanse of snow up

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First great view of Mt. Baker
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Zoomer closeup of Glacier ice... and more...
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Hiking is what keeps you young of mind and heart. When the going gets tough, the tough get going..............

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