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Squak Glacier, Mt. Baker 7/1/07
« on: 07/01/07, 11:03 PM »

Eric, Greg, and I had a good day on the Squak. Got involved in some bush wacking fun when we lost the Scott Paul trail (first time trying that route) but it all worked out in the end. We took an easy pace, so were on top around 3 with clouds blowing in and out, but it cleared enough for a good run. The Roman Wall was smooth, with only a couple open gapers easily avoided (I also managed to skin all the way up it). The lower glacier was in excellent shape, firm up high, mushy down low (as usual), but all good skiing/boarding with very few crevases. We didn't want to bother with the trail again so we skied down into the gully east of the RR grade and boulder hopped down to the trail (had to keep reminding ourselves "this is fun and we're having it" at that point). We finished up with good chow at Tacos Guaymas in Burlington (little place, left at the light just before you turn to I5) - quick, fresh, good prices and quality.

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Re: Squak Glacier, Mt. Baker 7/1/07
« Reply #1 on: 07/03/07, 08:09 AM »

Nice pics!  The river crossings in that area can be QUITE sketchy, eh?

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