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GCC - MT BAKER / EASTON

  • 15 Jun 2019
  • 16 Jun 2019
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GCC GRADUATION CLIMB

MOUNT BAKER / EASTON


INSTRUCTOR LEADS

SHAWNA LAMOREE  -  (206) 919-2885

ROB BODKIN  -  (206) 550-4554

FELICIA DURAND  -  (360) 878-2119

TARAS PROKOPCHUK  -  (425) 502-1233


GETTING THERE

Take I-5 to just north of Mount Vernon and go east on SR 20 (North Cascades Highway) and turn left on Baker Lake Road. Continue 12.5 mi to just past the Rocky Creek Bridge, turn left onto Forest Road 12. Go 3.5 mi to Sulfur Creek Road (Forest Road 13). Turn right and follow it 6 mi to its end at the Park Butte Trailhead (3,360 ft).

ASCENT / APPROACH ROUTE


The Easton Glacier is moderately sloped, with one steep section on the Roman Wall, just below the summit plateau. The climb gains nearly 5,000 ft from camp to summit. Views of Glacier Peak, North Cascades and North Puget Sound. 

Cross Sulfur Creek, through Schreiber’s Meadows, through timber, across snow melt water streams, and up a forested slope (switch backs) to Morovitz Meadows (2 mi). From Upper Meadow take the right fork to Baker Pass. Head up on a trail to the crest of the Railroad Grade. Camp just beyond the ridge, east of the Railroad Grade at 6000 ft. 

From camp get onto the Easton Glacier and ascend almost due north aiming at or a little west of Sherman Peak. Near the base of Sherman Peak, go west to the eastern base of the Roman Wall. Go up snow slopes or ascend to the rocky ridge, keeping right of Roman Wall. Ascend steep snow past the Roman Wall to the large summit plateau. The summit (10,778 ft) is at the far east-northeast side.

Time: 4-5 hrs TH to camp, 6-9 hrs camp to summit

https://www.summitpost.org/easton-glacier/155616


TRIP PROFILE

TH – PARK BUTTE – 3360’

CAMP – EASTON GLACIER – 6000’

MT BAKER SUMMIT – 10,778’


TRAILHEAD TO CAMP

TIME – 4-5 HRS

ELEVATION GAIN – 2640’


CAMP TO SUMMIT

TIME – 6-9 HRS

ELEVATION GAIN – 4778’


SUMMIT TO CAMP – 2-3 HRS

CAMP TO TH – 2-3 HRS



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