Ascent of Mount Baker on 2017-08-23

Climber: Greg Slayden

Others in Party:Rob Woodall -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:Mount Baker
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:7238 ft / 2206 m

Ascent Trip Report

This peak is an easy drive-up. The dirt road to the summit would be OK for most cars--it's a bit steep and rocky but generally well maintained. The summit is a pretty ugly mess of antennas and other communications facilities. One must walk the perimeter to get all the views, and for us the smoke from forest fires obscured most of the vistas anyway. The picnic table was collapsed, too.

High-prominence peaks in western Canada are a generally tough lot to climb, so the rare drive-up is a bonus we were all to happy to take.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Overcast
hazy, smoky

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