Mt. Baker on a sunny day in February.
In The North Cascades, east of Bellingham lies Washington's third Highest peak, Mt. Baker.
It's not as massive as Mt. Rainier or Mt Adams, but is a beautiful ice covered volcano.
From it's summit, the views of The North Cascades, Puget Sound and Canada are exceptional.
Mt. Baker has been having minor steam eruptions since the 1970s and could blow at some point.
The impressive Coleman Headwall is considered a Cascade Classic.
From Interstate 5, in Bellingham, take The Mt. Baker Highway, 542, east.The road ends at Artist Point.
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Steep Snow WA
: Northwest Region
: ... : Mt. Baker
The route climbs the northwest side of Mt. Baker and is delineated by the Roman Nose on the climber's right and serac walls on the left. We climbed it in early May 2006 and the route then had two distinct sections: the lower, which was mostly firm steep snow (up to 50 degrees) and the upper, which was 800 feet of 60-degree ice (AI4, WI3) with little reliable pro. The ice slabs on the upper section formed a giant plate, about an inch thick, covering the wet snow underneath. It was "fun" to climb ...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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