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Mt Baker, Washington State

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Mount Baker, also known as Koma Kulshan or simply Kulshan, is an active glaciated andesitic stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc and the North Cascades of Washington in the United States. Mount Baker has the second-most thermally active crater in the Cascade Range after Mount Saint Helens. About 31mi due east of the city of Bellingham, Whatcom County, Mount Baker is the youngest volcano in the Mount Baker volcanic field. While volcanism has persisted here for some 1.5 million years, the current glaciated cone is likely no more than 140,000 years old, and possibly no older than 80–90,000 years. Older volcanic edifices have mostly eroded away due to glaciation.After Mount Rainier, Mount Baker is the most heavily glaciated of the Cascade Range volcanoes; the volume of snow and ice on Mount Baker, 0.43cumi is greater than that of all the other Cascades volcanoes (except Rainier) combined. It is also one of the snowiest places in the world; in 1999, Mount Baker Ski Area, located 14km to the northeast, set the world record for recorded snowfall in a single season—1140in.
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  • September 21, 2017
    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 »
  • September 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 17, 2017
    At the end of the road up Mt Baker Wilderness area, at Artist Point, the elevation is 1,545m. But on the road up the mountain there are a couple of lakes, one called Picture Lake from which you can ge...  more »

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