Caw Caw – 5400 ft of Corn on the Squak Glacier
Brian, whom I met through TAY emailed me the other day that he was thinking of heading up the Squak for a mellow Mt.Baker summit day. That seemed like a good idea to me.
We met in Sedro-Wooly at 4am and headed up to the trailhead. By 4:45 we had begun our journey up to snow-line, which we found at 4500ft. We were on skins for the rest of the day. I didn’t quite know what conditions to expect: the Squak faces south and it’s been hot all week, so normally I would expect slush and rot, but reports had come in that it was corned up nicely, so I hoped for the best
We were treated to a beautiful sunrise over the North Cascades as we cruised up the glacier.
Alpenglow on Rainier:
Glacier Peak, lenticularized:
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