Mt. Baker reclaimed the world record for single season snowfall in 1998-99 95 FEET, taking it from Rainier. Next to Rainier, Baker is the most glaciated peak in the lower 48 states. Easton is the most moderate route on the peak, and it's long with moderate crevasse danger.

Activity Notes

Climb of Mt Baker via Easton Glacier

Thur eve : Drive up and camp near trailhead

Fri 9:00 am Meet at Trailhead and Hike In

Sat Wee Hours in the Morning : Summit Day and Back to Camp Optional hike out if we have time

Sun Hike Out and Drive back 

The Easton is currently in good shape and snow covered, mostly with only one or two crevasses opening up. Be prepared to camp on snow. 

Crevasse Rescue is a requirement for this climb. 


Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 290 miles
Driving Time from Portland 5 hours
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days
Relevant Books Summit Guide to the Cascade Volcanoes by Jeff Smoot Selected Climbs in the North Cascades by Nelson and Potterfield Cascade Alpine Guide: Rainy Pass to Fraser River by Fred Beckey
Relevant Maps USGS 7 minute series, Mt. Baker, and Green Trails Mt. Baker Get a topo map, GPX track file for your GPS or smartphone, and KML file (Google Earth) for this route here: > Resources > Maps for Climbing and Hiking. <href="http: "="" adventure="" c463="" starts-here="" title="On the Mazama Climbing and Hiking map page """ your="">On the Mazama Climbing and Hiking map page <href="http:"" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Mt.+Baker+whatcom&sll=47.578668,-122.288132&sspn=0.03555,0.090466&g=Mt.+Baker+USA&ie=UTF8&ll=48.777347,-121.813188&spn=0.017364,0.045233&t=p&z=15&iwloc=addr"" title="Google map">Google map</href="http:></href="http:>
Awards Qualified 16 Major NW Peaks
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