A last minute trip for my first summit on Mount Baker. I’ve wanted to go and climb Baker for quite a long time, but always got distracted by other more obscure peaks in the Coast Mountains. The trip was roughly ten hours car to car at a fairly leisurely pace with lots of stops for photos when it wasn’t too windy. It was a great day to be outside on this first day of spring. My first Cascade volcano, and hopefully not the last. The skiing wasn’t as good as I was hoping for as the strong winds and warm temperatures down low had warped the snow enough to make it challenging for my tired legs.
Friday 8am – At work, thinking about whether the skiing or climbing will be more fun on the weekend 9pm – Craig and I decide not to go climbing, and instead ski Baker. Saturday 4:30am – Early morning departure from Vancouver 1pm – On the summit, in a full on gale. 4:30pm – Back the car with beers