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Mt Baker, Washington State

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Mount Baker Wilderness is a 119,989acre wilderness area within the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in the western Cascade Range of northern Washington state. Its eastern border is shared with the boundary of the Stephen Mather Wilderness and North Cascades National Park for a distance of 40 miles (65 kilometers). The wilderness extends from State Route 20 north to the Canada–US border. On the west, it is bounded by the foothills of the Puget Sound lowlands.
Almost entirely within Whatcom County, the wilderness lies on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains. The three forks of the Nooksack River and the Baker River are the major drainages of the wilderness.
Vegetative cover is typical of the west slopes of the Cascades including western redcedar, coast Douglas-fir, noble fir, Pacific silver fir, subalpine fir, western hemlock and mountain hemlock, and at higher elevations, alpine meadows. Animals include mountain goats and hoary marmots. On mountains and higher ridges, considerable areas of rock and permanent glaciers (over 10,000 acres (40 km2)) occur.
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  • From Sedro Wolley, we took Hwy 9 and Hwy 542 N. We stopped at Glacier VC (beautiful setting) where we fetched our America the Beautiful Pass. Afterwards we went to see the Nooksack Falls and the wonde...  more »
  • Take a trip up there. Bring your hiking poles and bottled water. It's a great place to visit - go to Artist Point, at the end of the road, and have fun! The Ptarmigan Ridge trail is level and easy for...  more »
  • I had an amazing experience here learning how to ice climb on the Coleman Glacier. Top of the line scenery on this magnificent volcano
  • Great spring ski. Almost could park at the TH and then skied down a side gully to shorten the trail section. Been on the bucket list for a while.

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