Bacon Peak occupies a western salient of North Cascades National Park, located southeast of Baker Lake and due south of Mt. Shuksan. Its massive summit holds 1 1/4 square miles of glaciers. It has a curious rock divider splitting the summit plateau and a huge wind-formed cirque in the summit firn. There's lots to explore once the summit is reached!
|Driving Distance from Portland||290 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||5 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||Cascade Alpine Guide: Rainy Pass to Fraser River by Fred Beckey|
|Relevant Maps||Google map USFS Mount Baker Ranger District; USGS Bacon Peak 7.5 minute quadrangle|