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Mt Baker, Washington State

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#5 of 16 in Winter Sports in Washington State
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 Canada–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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  • 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 and t-shirts on a glorious, sunny day. The glacier you can see from the top of the mountain is stunning, as is the lake and the waterfalls and old growth forest on the way up has to be seen to be believed. Can't wait to come back one day and ski there.
  • Excellent volcano, though not suitable for human sacrifices (no eruptions for over a century). Has occasional tummy rumbles, but is otherwise well behaved, with all-natural, organically grown forests and lots of frozen "raw water" (second only to Mount Rainier in glaciation).
  • We smashed it in one day up this sucker in may 2017. If you ever do it, be super light weight and start early. We are average Joe climbers and constructions workers. So judge by that I guess as to where you stand. We did the total trailhead to trailhead in 11hrs!!
  • This mountain is the coolest mountin ever im in 7th and doing research on it ^_^
  • One of the most epic places to ski in the USA. Luscious quantities of snow and amazing Backcountry terrain!
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