Snowking - Fall Corn Harvest

10/4/20
WA Cascades West Slopes North (Mt Baker)
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Posted by Alisse on 10/5/20 7:00pm

Naysayers said the carrying:skiing ratio for Snowking in October wouldn't be worth it... but good thing I didn't listen to them, because we got some sweet sweet corn up there!

I wanted an overnight, relatively few crowds, easy routefinding, and a summit. Snowking delivered! Thanks Micah for the suggestion :-)

The trail was not that brushy, it was super easy to follow (generously and newly flagged when needed), and the steep section is quite short-lived. 

Aaron and I were able to stay off snow until the friendly, mostly-supportable-filled-in moat, where we dropped skis for the quick scramble to the summit. Views were outstanding, of course!

 

Beauty

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On the ridge

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It's going to be good...

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Friendly moat

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Yahooooooooo!

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Yahoooooo! he says

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We saw a marten on the way out!

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Wow! What a trip and what great photos! Especially the fade to gray of second photo. And good job being quick on the draw for the martin pic. Awesome!

 


Very cool. Looks like good timing. 


Wow that looks awesome!  Never been there -- were there large crevasses on the glacier that could be dangerous when partially covered with the new snow?


Cool trip and great effort. Way to think outside the box for this time of year.


PS44, I only saw one big crevasse anywhere near where we skiied. We were on super super mellow terrain. There were a few in the blue ice/where the glacier steepens. Here's a pic that shows some... 

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Thanks for sharing! Seeing that Martin is a real treat!


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