From Nelson and Potterfield: "Off the beaten track, the Park Glacier boasts an exceptionally beautiful and varied if long approach." That characteristic makes this a rare wilderness experience among moderate routes on any Cascades volcano. The route finishes with a narrow snow arete that is decidedly unlike most other glacier routes, further distinguishing this climb from others on Baker. The Park Glacier is a route less traveled, reason enough to go, but it offers the alpinist exciting and varied terrain in the bargain." Route finding can be tricky on this route. Start early AM for best snow conditions. Bring wands to mark the return route. Mt. Baker set the US snowfall record in 1999 - 95 feet of snow in one year!

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 320 miles
Driving Time from Portland 7 hours
General Route Info Summitpost Glacier Public Service Center at 360-599-2714 or Mt. Baker Ranger District office at 360-856-5700
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days
Relevant Books Selected Climbs in the Cascades Vol. 2 by Nelson and Potterfield Cascade Alpine Guide: Rainy Pass to Fraser River by Fred Beckey
Relevant Maps USGS 7 minute series, Mt. Baker, and Shuksan Arm; Green Trails: Mt. Baker Google map
Awards Qualified 16 Major NW Peaks
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