Snowking - Fall Corn Harvest

10/4/20
WA Cascades NW (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!

 

2020-10-06 23:23:39
mikerolfs

Very cool. Looks like good timing. 

2020-10-07 01:28:42
LilB907

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?

2020-10-07 18:59:09
PS44

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

2020-10-08 01:08:19
Snowboy

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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2020-10-08 12:58:13
Alisse

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

2020-10-11 03:35:21
runcle

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