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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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