Day Hikes

Field trip: Baker Lodge Retreat Weekend

Day Hikes - Ptarmigan Ridge

Day Hikes at Baker Retreat Weekend

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft

We will meet outside of the lodge entrance at 8:30 a.m. and carpool to the parking area and trailhead at Artist's Point. Drivers will need a Northwest Forest Pass to park at Artist's Point. 

This beautiful trail takes us to the high country on Mt. Baker. We will not have much shade in the high alpine, so come prepared with sun hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water. We will cross a couple of snow patches; micro spikes are recommended. Trekking poles are also highly recommended. Recent reports indicate the bugs aren't bad, but bring insect repellent just in case!


Ptarmigan Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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