Skyline Divide (Aug 15-16, 2008)

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skyline_divide_coverConditions: Backpack
Gear: overnight gear
Map: USGS Mt Baker
Area: Mt Baker
Stats: 6mi, 1936' gain (round trip)

Karen and I headed out, light on the backpacking gear, heavy on the camera gear, for a ridge top hike up near Mt Baker. Karen suggested Mt Baker since she considers this to be in her backyard. It wasn't hard to talk me into it.

Flowers were at about peak on this were the bugs...Yikes! The skeeters were hungry.

The trail starts out moderately steep, then it gains the ridge and from there it's the beautiful and fun ups and downs of ridge walks that I love.

Karen and I brought our bivys. Was nice packing light. We were up around midnight for some night photography. With the near full moon out, we didn't even need headlamps to see the trail continuing along the ridge.

One of these days I've got to head further out the ridge, out to Chowder Ridge and Hadley Peak...
Skyline Divide Slideshow

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