Baker, Boulder route

4/17/21
WA Cascades West Slopes North (Mt Baker)
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Posted by Moofus on 6/28/21 10:48pm

Ok, this actually happened in April (the other super-warm weekend!), but I [insert lame excuse here] and didn’t post it until now.  Obviously the route conditions info I typed up at the time is irrelevant now, so this is just a picture dump.  Enjoy!  Cool route, very photogenic, deserted except at the summit, and very good skiing that weekend, nice and bouncy from 10k-ish down to 6k-ish feet.

Brief trailrunner phase

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The only really steep thing

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Looking back down the lower approach ridge

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Near treeline

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Grainy look at the route

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Route follows the center right

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Distractingly brilliant sky while getting going

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First light

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Sunrise over Shuksan

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Round 2 pics:

North Cascades

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S over S part 2

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Getting warmer

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Nearly there

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Summit pizza!

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Shredding the rime

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More headwall

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Crater shot

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We skied the uptrack, but skier's right goes too

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Last one:

From camp

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Nice work!

I love that side of the mountain


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