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Baker

by Norman » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:30 pm

CC has trip report that CD route on Baker is questionable??? Is that true? Thinking of taking a newbie up there over the 4th of July week... What's the report there please?

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Re: Baker

by ExcitableBoy » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:25 pm

That is definitely the word on the street. Apparently a crevasse spanning the entire glacier below the Baker-Colfax saddle is making it tough. There are plenty of other interesting routes that should still be in shape: Easton Glacier, Boulder Glacier, Sauk Glacier and I can recommend all of them as being not any more difficult that the CD. The Boulder Glacier has an interesting, varied approach and one section of 3/4 class scrambling.

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Re: Baker

by josefues » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:35 pm

I was up there 2 weeks ago and that crevasse was starting to open up, snow level was really really low. I wouldn't be surprised if CD is more or less impassable.

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Re: Baker

by Norman » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:49 pm

any news on CD route this week? Is it reasonable to do route?

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Re: Baker

by Norman » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:49 am

Baker Easton Glacier, route in very good shape, 6 of us made the summit by 11:00 AM after a questionable weather forecast. 7-5,6 2019.
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Re: Baker

by ExcitableBoy » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:32 pm

:D Told you. Nice work, Baker is my favorite volcano, and way to find a weather window!

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Re: Baker

by nickmech » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:36 am

Looking good Norman.


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