Forums TR Archive Washington Powder on Mt. Baker’s slopes Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total) Author Posts March 21, 2006 at 6:03 am #567650 huevon 124 Posts It’s not often that you get to attempt a climb of Mt. Baker from the lofty elevation of 1300 vertical feet. No, we didn’t push on. Summit fever wasn’t strong enough to pull us up the slabby slopes, against the biting wind to the summit. It was a day to feel small, and to extract hard-earned ecstasy from the beautiful day and the powdery, pristine slopes of a hibernating Cascade giant. I proposed the seemingly ridiculous idea to Tony that we ought to leave Seattle on Saturday evening, and just start skinning when we got there. I mean, how could it possibly take more than the usual six hours to top out? With the extensive distance and an ample depth of powder snow, it was an arduous push to reach a mere 9000 feet, and we breathlessly relished every minute of the 12 hours it took. The freshies were a simultaneous bane and consolation, such that is only possible on instruments of glisse. ps. this was the Boulder-Park approach from the Baker Lake side. We had to skin about 4 miles of road to reach the trailhead, and there were downed trees across the road that will need clearing later on. 16-second exposure. Sometime around 3 or 4 AM? March 22, 2006 at 3:55 am #587560 542east 5 Posts Brings back the good ‘ole days. Thanks for the stoke! March 23, 2006 at 5:04 am #587561 nomad 288 Posts nice to see some NW stoke! Glad to see you’re getting out of your UW dungeon. March 24, 2006 at 3:02 pm #587562 bcrider 4149 Posts Cool report and pics J! 8) Nice to see some PNW stokage. re the pics, for the future can you just use the normal code? March 24, 2006 at 3:20 pm #587563 Arash 27 Posts It’s good to see old man winter is spreading the love. 🙂 March 24, 2006 at 4:33 pm #587564 huevon 124 Posts @bcrider wrote: Cool report and pics J! 8) Nice to see some PNW stokage. re the pics, for the future can you just use the normal code? Yeah sorry about that, the html tags are there because I first wrote it in html for my personal website, and then pasted the source into a post here. It’s BBCode tags now. March 24, 2006 at 7:40 pm #587565 bcrider 4149 Posts thanks buddy. Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.