Hand over hand and sideways counter pressure did the trick. The water depth of these streams will vary due to various conditions such as glacier melt, recent rainfall and time of the day. Baker Wilderness leads you from dense old growth forest to flower filled avalanche chutes and over rocky moraines to the snowy alpine zone.

Baker. Baker was one of the most amazing experiences of my life” 2017 Climber. “Excellent. Hikers not wishing to ford this stream must use the climber’s route if they want views of the glacier. • USGS: Mount Baker, Groat Mountain https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mbs/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=17560&actid=50, This trail enters the Mt. And the beauty is, gaining proficiency in big-mountain skills on Mount Baker is immediately transferable. 1405 Emens Ave. N. Baker looms above.

Rainier), provides a fantastic climbing experience for both the novice and developed mountaineer. Just below the tree line is the former site of the Kulshan Cabin.

3:1 Climber to Guide Ratio. (In the words of Jay Wright!) We conduct a mandatory gear check the day before your climb. North Bend Way,  This is about an injury or accident August 22 – 24 – Sold Out

The trailhead and parking area are located on the left side of the road. Create Recommended Route or Questions?

Sights to See. The 12+ active glaciers of Mt. 2nd creek crossing was wider but wasn’t too hard to rock hop. Now Baker is a big mountain, and at almost 11,000 ft, it is not immune to that danger, but acclimatization is easier and quicker. Please help us protect the trail by not cutting switchbacks! Baker and the cascading blue tinged blocks of the Coleman Glacier. Most people do Mt.

Make sure you have a North West Forest Pass. Baker cover an area exceeding 20 square miles. September 3 – 5 Baker and pitch our tents on islands of volcanic scree known as Hogsback Camp. Clean toilet. But it worked Ok though. Map Information, Forest Service Home | USDA.gov | recreation.gov | Recreation Customer Service Standards | USA.gov | Whitehouse.gov, Plug-Ins | FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Important Notices | Information Quality. June 25 – 27 – Ladies Only Climb – 3 spaces left She was quite chatty friendly. Saw another butte farther up with multiple tents pitched on it but couldn’t get there too dangerous without crampons ice axe and self arrest knowledge. August 14 – 16 An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. It costs $5 for a day pass (this one can be bought online and printed at home) or $30 for an annual pass which can also be purchased online but received only by regular mail. Baker Wilderness.

Most of the snow was gone from Heliotrope Ridge trail. Even though the trail itself is well-maintained and is climbing steadily, there are several bridge-free creeks crossings which may be quite challenging. June 29 – July 1 RMI Guide Zeb Blais calls in from Hogsback Camp, Mt. I had a wonderful experience. Was pretty tired and feet were extra sore from foot box pounding and resultant hot spots. National Forest Recreation pass is required to park here. Learn how to use your boots to kick steps and practice basic ice axe skills. Baker Wilderness and, Campfires are prohibited in the Mt. Trail tread ok for most part ... steep, muddy in places.

Heliotrope Trail campground in a forest Getting to the trailhead NOT OKAY! Down climbing on climber route was definitely tough. Bugs were present especially in muddy sections but not a problem with steady breezes. This three-day instructional course/summit climb teaches you the basics of glacier mountaineering, including proper ice axe use and self-arrest skills, glacier travel, and basic rope techniques while aiming to summit. An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. The Illustrated Guide to Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue, The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest, Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains: Timber Press Field Guide.

As the author of “Selected Climbs in the Cascades,” both volumes 1 and 2, I get emails daily from adventurers coming to the Cascades for the first time wanting some insight into the best climbing routes in the range. Trudging up to Hogsback Camp. Trail, Peaceful Valley,

The whole experience was, overall, most excellent! After some skooching got going but was pretty careful to go slow by digging in heels and poles.

Building 1 While most outfitters require at least a 55lbs pack, Alpine Ascents has camps pre-set up on the mountain, so climbers only have to carry only a 35lbs pack!

Multiple routes, from straightforward glacier climbs such as the Easton or the Coleman, to steep, aesthetic ice climbing routes such as the North Ridge, Baker offers a range of routes, difficulties and glacial terrain free of the crowds found on Mount Hood or Mount Adams or Mount Rainier. Mt. (In the words of Jay Wright! Through out much of the year it's hard to tell exactly where the glacier starts. Seattle, WA 98109 Darrington, WA 98241 Altitude problems are far less of an issue on this peak. Baker's 10,781 ft. summit.