Share your views about use on Mt. Baker

We are supporting Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest as they seek input on use patterns on Mt. Baker.
Katherine Hollis Katherine Hollis
July 10, 2014

Do you spend time on Mt. Baker? Skiing, climbing, hiking or taking in the views from Artist Point? Are there more people out there then when you started climbing there 10 years ago? Did you just make your first trip there? What did you think? Come share your experience as a user of the mountain.

We are supporting Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest as they seek input on use patterns on Mt. Baker.

When: July 16th from 6:00-8:00pm at The Mountaineers Program Center 

Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest is hosting a public meeting to get input on outfitting, guiding, and recreational use on Mt. Baker. The meeting will involve an interactive mapping exercise that approximately 50 attendees can participate in at each meeting. However, other attendees can still actively participate in the meetings by completing survey worksheets and engaging in the open dialogue discussion that will take place as part of the meeting format.

What information is being collected and how will it be used?

They are collecting information for two reasons. First, they are collecting information about current visitor use trends on Mt. Baker to identify and monitor changes in those trends. Second, they are collecting information about issues that users see or experience on the mountain and what the ideal conditions are in the long term in the area. Ultimately, this information will help them determine the right size and scale of outfitting and guiding operations on Mt. Baker and inform other management decisions for the mountain.

Check out the Forest Service's Press Release for more information.

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Kay English
Kay English says:
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 2:20 PM

I spent a weekend hiking out of the Mt. Baker and was completely shocked by the number of hikers, backpackers and dogs off leash on the trail out of the Artists Point parking lot. Apparently this is in the National Forest and dogs do not need to be leashed there. The trail is narrow, rocky, and has steep talus dropoff. There needs to be some common sense. I can't even imagine what the sanitation is like (no outhouses, apparently) at the lakes where the backpackers were headed.