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NickD
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july 7, 2010 Mt. Baker Squak/Easton
« on: 07/08/10, 09:53 PM »

A famous skiing journalist, named Horace, once said to go north and go high when it gets hot, so Baker was it.

Someone had to anchor down the Washington Ring of Fire after those fine trips on Adams and Rainier this date.

Clicked into skis on the Scott Paul Trail at 4200'. The suncups and runnels disappeared on the glacier. The snow was unconsolidated and mushy from 7200 to 8900. Crevasse danger  was not "apparent".  Looks like great fill from all those late season storms.

A mild breeze kept it quite pleasant. Never saw another person on the mountain.

Roman Wall was smooooth bliss.

It takes me about an hour more for this trip than in the past but I feel grateful this is accessible just two hours away. A good fitness check for other summer adventures.

Fine company from Rich B.


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Re: july 7, 2010 Mt. Baker Squak/Easton
« Reply #1 on: 07/09/10, 09:30 AM »

The bottom photo of Rich has a great background.

Ok, be honest Nick, how far did you walk on dirt before you could begin skinning ?  Wink
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Re: july 7, 2010 Mt. Baker Squak/Easton
« Reply #2 on: 07/09/10, 04:37 PM »

Zap, I would say about 45 minutes of moderate pace walking.

I'm ready for some Sunrise 20 feet of walking though. I think someone may be trying to talk me into walking in Spray Park this weekend. It may be all snow is the same but, in order to get to those certain great spots, feet have to touch some dirt.

Oh, the humanity!
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