I approached the saddle from the backside...great access to a glacier for easy playtime on crampons/ice axe if interested. not so fun on hiking shoes! but worth the adventure. watch the rockfall from the goats! :D insane view of the north cascades to the south and all the way to Girabaldi Peak/Squamish walls to the north.
Great bang for the buck. Parking lot is almost at alpine level, so little effort is required, and the scenery is magnificent.
Did this on the last day of a climbing vacation to the Northwest. Was a quick jaunt up and down that provided fantastic views of Baker and the surrounding peaks! Highly recommended if in the area and time is at a premium.
Climbed on a ski tour from Table Mt. A neat tour!
A family of goats right on the true summit. They weren't afraid of us. I've also skied from summit a couple of times.
Did on way to Kaiser Peak/Lasiocarpa Ridge. Map and pics at http://www.willhiteweb.com/north_cascades/coleman_pinnacle/kaiser_lasiocarpa_182.htm