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tyreid
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July 3-5, 2013 Mt. Baker Squak Glacier
« on: 07/05/13, 10:46 PM »

Great three days on the Bakerhorn. We approached via the Easton and set up camp on one of the rock ledges beneath the Squak. Route conditions are fairly straightforward but things are evolving quickly as they do this time of year. One crevassed section around 9k and glide cracks have opened up on the Roman Wall but are still navigable on the descent. Surface conditions are pretty smooth above 7k = great July corn. Sun cups are perfectly shreddable below.

We skied off the summit on the 4th of July and then did another 2,000' run above camp this morning before skiing out.

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Re: July 3-5, 2013 Mt. Baker Squak Glacier
« Reply #1 on: 07/06/13, 12:03 AM »

Looks great!--as per my usual question:  How were the mosquitoes?
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Re: July 3-5, 2013 Mt. Baker Squak Glacier
« Reply #2 on: 07/07/13, 11:35 PM »

Aaaa, I'm jealous.

I tried hard to find a partner to go July 1 and 2 but had no luck.  It's looking good.  I might miss the squak this year.  Hopefully I'll get it next year.
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Re: July 3-5, 2013 Mt. Baker Squak Glacier
« Reply #3 on: 07/08/13, 12:23 PM »

If I can get a mosquito report, I might make the drive from Bend this weekend....
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Re: July 3-5, 2013 Mt. Baker Squak Glacier
« Reply #4 on: 07/08/13, 12:25 PM »

Also, will the NW Forest Pass suffice or does one need to pick up a permit away from the trail head somewhere (where is that 'somewhere'?).

Thanks in advance.
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Re: July 3-5, 2013 Mt. Baker Squak Glacier
« Reply #5 on: 07/08/13, 12:38 PM »

NW Forest Pass is good there.
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Re: July 3-5, 2013 Mt. Baker Squak Glacier
« Reply #6 on: 07/08/13, 02:57 PM »

Thanks on that pass information---

Any tricks or best times for driving up through notorious Seattle traffic  coming up from Portland, Oregon?
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Re: July 3-5, 2013 Mt. Baker Squak Glacier
« Reply #7 on: 07/08/13, 04:16 PM »

Any tricks or best times for driving up through notorious Seattle traffic  coming up from Portland, Oregon?

Best bet is between 10 AM and 3 PM.

Or during the dark hours of summer,  say 9 PM to 6 AM.

No mosquitos anytime.   Wink
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