Heliotrope Ridge 19/10/08

Astrid M. at Heliotrope Ridge:
“It was a clear cold morning when eight of us started on the trail leading up to the glacier on the foot of Mt. Baker. The trail is fairly easy apart from a few creek crossings that were difficult in the morning due to icy stones and slippery conditions. Gaiters are essential here. The views onto the glacier are rewarding. Even though the trail ends at a viewpoint we ventured a little farther up the hill. Our mission of touching the glacier was prevented by a river of ice on a steep field of loose gravel. But having lunch just 50 m away from the large seracs was amazing. Conclusion: With not much effort you get very close to Mt. Baker and one of its glaciers.”


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