This week, Mount Baker received the first snowfall of autumn. The freezing levels dropped to about 6500 feet and a good dose of precipitation hit the mountain. As the climbing season winds down and winter approaches, climbers should be prepared for cold and unstable weather. The new snow may hide crevasses and cover the bootpack, making navigation more challenging. Remember to bring extra clothing, gloves, goggles, and warm boots on your trip. This can be a beautiful time of year in the mountains, but care and planning is needed to stay comfortable and safe. Happy trails!