Mount Baker

6/18/20
WA Cascades NW (Mt Baker)
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Posted by DownHillRomanceLiftNo.3 on 6/20/20 7:45am

Blue bird day with amazing corn on the Roman Headwall.  Jack and I arrived at the Heliotrope Ridge trailhead at 12:30 AM and slept next to the car. Woke up with the sun and started the tour. First 1K feet was all trail with one sketchy creek crossing, bring trail runners and extra socks. Started skinning around 4,500 feet. Snow was firm above 5,500 feet so we decided to boot for awhile. Crevasses were well covered offering a wide highway to the top. Roman Headwall was soft enough to skin, but we had the crampons on already so we booted to the top. The decent was probably the fastest I have ever snowboarded 5k vertical feet. Snow was surprisingly not sticky at lower elevations. All around great day and our 4th Washington volcano of the season (Helens, Glacier, Adams and Baker).     

Mount Baker

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Mount Baker 2

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Enjoying The View

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Roman Headwall

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