Ptarmigan Ridge


Backpack - Ptarmigan Ridge

Let's bask by Baker together on this easy going backpack of 8 miles roundtrip with 1200ft elevation gain.

  • *Varies*
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • Pace: 1mph

TBD - Depends on whether the road to Artist's Point is open

Hello, Friends! 

This place is really special to me as we get to camp in an amazing place with fantastic views. There is a very cold lake to explore, scrambling and playing with rocks. Goats, marmots, ptarmigans and pika abound, as do blueberries if we time the trip just right. 

It is 8 miles round trip, but I plan on taking them very slowly with my two year old daughter. I am also happy to have the group split with a faster group and slower group and I will mark off on the map where I would like the fast group to wait. 

There might be one spot with slippery snow and loose rock - I'll check conditions closer to the date. 

Blue bags/wag bags are required as this trip is located in the Mount Baker Wilderness and no human waste can be left behind. 

Here is a map of our destination -

This trip is condition dependent, and unfortunately, if it's supposed to pour, I will cancel. 


Ptarmigan Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Everything you need for a backpacking trip, plus blue bag/wag bag. 

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