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Mt Baker, Washington State

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Mount Baker Wilderness is a 119,989acre wilderness area within the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in the western Cascade Range of northern Washington state. Its eastern border is shared with the boundary of the Stephen Mather Wilderness and North Cascades National Park for a distance of 40 miles (65 kilometers). The wilderness extends from State Route 20 north to the Canadaโ€“US border. On the west, it is bounded by the foothills of the Puget Sound lowlands.Almost entirely within Whatcom County, the wilderness lies on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains. The three forks of the Nooksack River and the Baker River are the major drainages of the wilderness.Vegetative cover is typical of the west slopes of the Cascades including western redcedar, coast Douglas-fir, noble fir, Pacific silver fir, subalpine fir, western hemlock and mountain hemlock, and at higher elevations, alpine meadows. Animals include mountain goats and hoary marmots. On mountains and higher ridges, considerable areas of rock and permanent glaciers (over 10,000 acres (40 km2)) occur.
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  • Some friends who live in WA took us up Mount Baker for a day trip and I'm so glad they did. This is the most beautiful mountain I have ever seen. It was the middle of summer so we tobogganed in shorts...  more »
  • Just day hike from parking lot around 6 hours no up Down very little depends on what hike you do one I went on was level trail amazing up there about 1 hour from American border drive way up pass ski ...  more »
  • We hiked the Yellow Aster Butte trail as well as the Chain Lake Trail. The Aster Butte trail had beautiful fall colors. The hike was strenuous especially the last part to the top of the Butte which wa...  more »
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  • Mount Baker is, in my experiences, the quieter mountain of the Cascades range. Each time we have visited, parking has not been a problem, but the views from the top are very impressive. Equally, the drive up is just as impressive, which is useful when you're held up by the countless cyclists. Getting to the mountain is straightforward too, but it's not particularly close to Seattle, being almost on the Canadian border. There's plenty of trails, but do bring clothes and shoes suitable for all seasons. Even in August, there's often laying snow, which often makes for a fun diversion.
  • Mt. Baker is a nice Mountain Volcano to visit and to take photos of the area. A nice lake called Picture Lake with a nice walking trail. Lots of different hiking trails in the Mount Baker area.
  • Amazing place with nice views of the mountains. Very popular place amongst the visitors, nice and good hotels are available to stay, easy accessibility of transportation to this spot. Mesmerising views of nature. Best place for trekking. Wonderful experience.
  • Mt. Baker is a sweet spot to go and enjoy the views. Walk the trails and just relax. This place is a must visit if your in the area.
  • My favorite mountain in the world. Been up there about 100 times or so. It never gets old. Hiking, camping, all kinds of fun stuff to do and explore. Gorgeous scenery. Never had an encounter with a bear, though one night camping might've heard one? Trails are epic out there. Bring a sled or inner tube in August, and hike out to where the snow is? ๐Ÿ˜Ž BTW this is my first mountain review! I didn't know you could review a mountain? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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