Caw Caw – 5400 ft of Corn on the Squak Glacier

By:  Sam
July 11, 2010

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.

Baker Lake:

Alpenglow on Rainier:

Glacier Peak, lenticularized:

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  1. Andyzee
    wrote on July 11th, 2010 at 4:24 pm  
    • powhounddd
      wrote on July 11th, 2010 at 9:18 pm  


  2. christian
    wrote on July 11th, 2010 at 8:02 pm  

    cool view of rainier…the skiing looks ok too :P

  3. Ben
    wrote on July 13th, 2010 at 10:56 pm  

    looks terrible. bet you wish you were back east!

    ps – where was allen!?

  4. Sam
    wrote on July 13th, 2010 at 10:59 pm  

    Allen? That loser had to (got to?) work that day.

  5. Jewel Lawerence
    wrote on February 27th, 2012 at 10:49 pm  

    Thank you ever so for you post. Want more.

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