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Glacier Climb - Mount Baker/Easton Glacier

Successful climb of Mt Baker via Easton Glacier

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • A good bootpath exists all of the way to the summit.  Snow bridges are quite solid and should last for several more weeks.  There were a number of wands marking significant features and route changes.

     Departed camp 2:45am and first team was on the summit by 7:30am.

Start Location:  Schreiber’s Meadow
End Location:  Schreiber’s Meadow
Elevation Gain:  7411ft

 

General Activity Notes:
This trip was moved from Mt Adams/Mazama Glacier because the east-side routes on Mt Adams are all closed due to fire remediation work.

Met at Sedro-Wooley Ranger Station at 8:30am, then caravanned to the trailhead.

 Approach conditions:
Trail was snow-free up to Sandy Camp.

We actually camped at the toe of the Easton Glacier @ 6800ft, in a rock formation on the edge of the Deming Glacier.  Good tent and bivy sites.  Water pool available in a small saddle.

Permits required?
NW Forest Pass.

Driving / parking notes:
Lots of people at the parking lot Saturday morning.  Note:  it was Washington Trails Day and WTA had a station at the trailhead advocating trails.  We were able to find parking in the general vicinity of the trailhead. 

Equipment notes: 
Carried and used helmets, crampons, 30m glacier ropes, glacier rescue gear.  Carried but did not use pickets, ice screws (2). 

Required Skills:
Snow and glacier climbing skills. 

Weather Notes: 
Mostly sunny.  Almost no wind on the summit.

 

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