Forums Trip Reports beta on Baker backcountry Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) Author Posts January 16, 2006 at 4:18 am #567340 slipnslide 12 Posts Im heading up to Baker with a bunch of friends this weekend, there all resort junkies but im packin the split-toon, just wondering where the goods may be hiding… ❓ ❓ January 16, 2006 at 4:59 pm #585376 huevon 124 Posts From the upper lodge you go in the direction of chair 1 to the upper extremity of the parking lot. Then you skin up “blueberry cat track” to the backcountry gate which will be on your right after a short groomed hill. Continue up to Artist’s Point and then find a line to ride. Now the obligatory advice: I suggest you pay attention to avalanche forecasts, look for avy risk factors (if you’re aware of such) and don’t ride the backcountry alone. Someone got buried right outside of this very backcountry gate, on a tiny little slope at the beginning this year (and some snowshoers a couple years back). So pretty much anything out there is prone to slide, given the wrong conditions. If it were me and the forecast was ‘considerable’ or above I would probably just ride lifts, depending on my own personal opinion of the snowpack. But don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of ‘safe’ days. January 16, 2006 at 8:28 pm #585377 jack 323 Posts check your pm’s Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.