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Kenji
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July 14, 2013, Mt Baker, Stargazing on Squak
« on: 07/16/13, 01:35 PM »

Shared the parking with 100 other cars, and expected to see many companies on the slopes.  But saw only two hikers coming down and found the camp spots on the Crag View all empty.  The other people must have been on other parts of the mountain.

Skinned up a little higher for an evening run, but skiing was rough on crust cups by 8pm.  The night was calm and clear, and city lights never went away, but got a few star shots.

It seemed more crevasses are open and I had to zigzag a little more than the same time last year.  Got a little carried away coming down on great afternoon corn and ended up touring around a few big holes.

I was the last one on the summit proper, totally unexpected to be all alone. The snow was a little crunchy near the summit, but got soft halfway down the Roman Wall. Skiing was great down to ~7500' until suncups got a little bigger (~size A) but still soft.  They got progressively bigger to size B below 6000'.  Skiable nearly to the S.P. trail.  Great trip as usual, I have to make sure an annual visit.


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Re: July 14, 2013, Mt Baker, Stargazing on Squak
« Reply #1 on: 07/16/13, 01:39 PM »

A few more pics.  Saw a guy just parasailing off the crater.


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Re: July 14, 2013, Mt Baker, Stargazing on Squak
« Reply #2 on: 07/16/13, 01:51 PM »

wow those are great photos.
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Re: July 14, 2013, Mt Baker, Stargazing on Squak
« Reply #3 on: 07/16/13, 03:09 PM »

Second that - awesome stuff!
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Re: July 14, 2013, Mt Baker, Stargazing on Squak
« Reply #4 on: 07/16/13, 04:12 PM »

Thanks for your report and pics...  Looks reasonable for solo travel  it seems (if one sort of minds their p's and q's).

MANY MOSQUITOES?
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Re: July 14, 2013, Mt Baker, Stargazing on Squak
« Reply #5 on: 07/17/13, 09:02 AM »

Thanks for the report - love the stars!
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Re: July 14, 2013, Mt Baker, Stargazing on Squak
« Reply #6 on: 07/17/13, 09:06 PM »

Kenji, the photos-- WOW!!
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Re: July 14, 2013, Mt Baker, Stargazing on Squak
« Reply #7 on: 07/17/13, 10:23 PM »

There aren't many 'I want' things that I really want. But I really would want one of those hellracer wings - ...Wot a laugh that would be!!!!!
Wonderful photos. The 1st one is my fave...the colours...!
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Re: July 14, 2013, Mt Baker, Stargazing on Squak
« Reply #8 on: 07/17/13, 11:10 PM »

Thanks guys, but see what Radka saw from Shuksan on the same night! (hope she wouldn't mind..)  You can read her TR on NWHikers.

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Re: July 14, 2013, Mt Baker, Stargazing on Squak
« Reply #9 on: 07/18/13, 08:00 AM »

Thanks, Kenji! Your pictures are awesome!

I was taking some pictures of you from Shuksan (too funny we were both awake).

Here is a picture of Kenji looking at the Moon:


And here Kenji is about to get hit by a double shooting star:
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Re: July 14, 2013, Mt Baker, Stargazing on Squak
« Reply #10 on: 07/18/13, 10:00 PM »

Awesome want-to-keep-staring-at pictures all.
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