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Mt Baker hike, Heliotrope trail

Thursday, September 27, 2012

I went with friends on this hike, this indian summer weather is awesome. We went through a forest and up eventually above the treeline to the bottom of Mt Baker's glacier.




There were several streams to cross along the way


This one was challenging to cross





Others were easy


Mt Baker is an active volcano, it mostly spouts from a steam vent but every once in a while, some lava will spew as well. The experts say it could blow in a big way "sometime within the next 100,000 years" In the streams among the regular sedimentary rock, there were also reddish pumice volcanic rocks



The trees gradually thinned and we reached our destination, the glacier. This hike was 6 miles total, a very nice easy and scenic hike.





Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STEELKICKIN 11/1/2012 5:07PM

    Absolutely breathtaking and amazing...

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HAPPYNOW26 10/1/2012 11:23PM

    There's nothing like a beautiful hike with good friends!
Beautiful pictures.

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MELTEAGUE 10/1/2012 10:36PM

    Wow, June, what amazing pics, I really do miss the mountains! None around here unless you drive for quite a few hours!
Thanks so much for posting these and sharing your wonderful hike!

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BELLEFAITH42 10/1/2012 3:27PM

    WOW - beautiful pictures!! I need to come visit you. You are so blessed to have such beauty so close to you.

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WALKMAMA 9/30/2012 2:09PM

    Thanks for taking the time to share the pictures and descriptions. Glad you had a great hike!

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STRIVER57 9/28/2012 8:36AM

    beautiful hike ...

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MWRIGHT8 9/28/2012 8:34AM

    Wow! Now I know where you were yesterday! emoticon
That looks so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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FLAMENM 9/27/2012 10:51PM

    Looks amazing!

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KPETSCHE 9/27/2012 9:53PM

    Love your pictures & descriptions! Thanks

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TRYINGHARD1948 9/27/2012 8:42PM

    Awesome. Thank you, I really enjoyed the photos, they brought back lots of memories of a trip to New Zealand for me which had similar features although not so many streams to cross.

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KIMCOLLINGS 9/27/2012 2:51PM

    Beautiful hike!

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DLDMIL 9/27/2012 2:35PM

    Great pictures, thanks for sharing.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 9/27/2012 1:43PM

    What a great place to hike; no wonder you love it!

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LAURIETAIT 9/27/2012 1:02PM

    Great pictures. You're so lucky to live in such a beautiful area. Thanks for sharing.

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NATPLUMMER 9/27/2012 12:59PM beautiful!!

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TRILLIUM22 9/27/2012 12:57PM

    What a beautiful hike. That water crossing looked tough.

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