|Welcome to spring on Mount Baker|
In the meantime, we can report that most forest service roads remain covered in snow well below trailheads and parking areas. Glacier Creek Road, the access to the Coleman-Deming route, is covered by snow about 1.5 miles from Heliotrope Ridge trailhead. Road #13, the access to the Easton route, is reportedly covered approximately 3.5 miles from Schreibers Meadow trailhead. It was a snowy winter in our area and other trailheads at similar elevations will likely be under snow as well.
|Glacier Creek Road. 1.5 miles from trailhead.|
When hiking, carefully assess snow bridges over rivers and other hazards. The snowpack can melt from below and might be much thinner than it initially appears. We prefer to travel on skis or snowshoes this time of year because they distribute our weight across the surface, reduce the chances of a fall, and are far more efficient than post-holing through soft snow.
Please, please, please make the effort to collect and pack out all human waste and garbage, including food scraps. Help us protect our water source and keep the mountain clean so everyone can enjoy it. Happy climbing and skiing!