Mt. Baker North Ridge Conditions


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cam23451 · Apr 12, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 0
Does anyone know the condition of the North Ridge of Mt. baker? I am heading that way the first week in may I know its a bit early just trying to get some info.
Thank
Cameron

Aaron Nash · Apr 12, 2016 · North Bend, WA · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 211
It's going to be fine at that time this year; the approach will most likely be pretty direct up the ridge still.

The only problem you might have is the weather in May; could be awesome, could be junk.

Derek DeBruin · Apr 12, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 445
Be prepared for an extra long approach--looks like the road is closed:

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/mbs/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5150431&width=full

Jason4Too · Apr 12, 2016 · Bellingham, Washington · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 0
As said, the road is still closed and I haven't heard any rumors yet about when it will be open. We also haven't been getting freezing temps at night and so our snow is still a mess of unconsolidated slush. I haven't been above 5000' in a couple of weeks but my fiance was up high on Shuksan and ran into funky snow up to the notch at the top of Shannon Ridge. Hopefully that will change by May and we'll get into a good corn cycle.

Jason4Too · Apr 13, 2016 · Bellingham, Washington · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 0
There was almost a trip report over on CascadeClimbers.com but their TR feature is not working so it just shows up blank. It was climbed in the last couple of days but I don't know much about conditions.

cam23451 · Apr 13, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 0
Thank you for the info. I

Nick Sweeney · Apr 13, 2016 · Spokane, WA · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 605
Snow conditions were good last weekend above 5000 feet in the Enchantments until the afternoon sun baked it some.

charlienw · Apr 14, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 5
Trip report is up on cascadeclimbers.com

Jason4Too · Apr 15, 2016 · Bellingham, Washington · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 0
Here's a direct link:
http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/1147936/gonew/1/TR_Mt_Baker_North_Ridge_4_9_20

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