Mt.Baker - Squak glacier route
Conditions update for south side of Baker. As of 6/19 parking is still about a half mile from the TH. Snow was firm enough in the forest (and covered in tree debris) that it made for easier walking in trail runners than trying to skin until we hit the saddle on the Paul Scott trail at about 4600ft though we were on snow most of the time from the car. About a half dozen or so blowdowns on the trail, all fairly easy to detour around or go over.
Camped near Crag View Thurs evening and started up the route about 6am Fri. Decent surface freeze made for solid conditions on the glacier, ski crampons were used the whole way to the crater rim. The usual big crevasse at 8800ft still had a wide bridge across it, no other open crevasses in close proximity to the route.
Roman wall bootpack is in fantastic shape, no postholes, just a nice smooth path the whole way up, no open crevasses near the bootpack just yet.
Pesky clouds and wind Fri morning had us taking our time on the climb and had some long breaks at the crater rim and the summit, but we had full sun by late morning and the Roman Wall was just on the firm side of perfect corn at noon. Had stellar smooth, fast corn all the way to about 8000ft where it got punchy and slow (maybe 6" ski pole penetration). Once below Crag View the suncups are abundant but soft. Managed to ski to about 4200ft along the trail before racking the skis - stayed in boots until about a half mile from the TH as the snow was a fair bit sloppier than on the approach Thurs.
Second hand information, but we heard folks trying to follow the usual snowmobile route up the Easton drainage did not have continuous snow from the TH that way and had 5 creek crossings.