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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.

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There were several streams to cross along the way

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This one was challenging to cross

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Others were easy

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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

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

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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

    Wow...so beautiful!!

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TRILLIUM22 9/27/2012 12:57PM

    What a beautiful hike. That water crossing looked tough.

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