Friday 8am - At work, thinking about whether the skiing or climbing will be more fun on the weekend 9pm - Craig and I decide not to go climbing, and instead ski Baker. Saturday 4:30am - Early morning departure from Vancouver 1pm - On the summit, in a full on gale. 4:30pm - Back the car with beers
Monday, March 22, 2010
Mount Baker - Coleman-Demming
A last minute trip for my first summit on Mount Baker. I've wanted to go and climb Baker for quite a long time, but always got distracted by other more obscure peaks in the Coast Mountains. The trip was roughly ten hours car to car at a fairly leisurely pace with lots of stops for photos when it wasn't too windy. It was a great day to be outside on this first day of spring. My first Cascade volcano, and hopefully not the last. The skiing wasn't as good as I was hoping for as the strong winds and warm temperatures down low had warped the snow enough to make it challenging for my tired legs.