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Shadow of The Sentinels — Oct 05, 2013 — Rick S.
Day hike
Issues: Bugs
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Trail was closed due to some disease issues with trees per the posted sign at the trail entrance. ...
Trail was closed due to some disease issues with trees per the posted sign at the trail entrance.
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Shadow of The Sentinels — Nov 02, 2012 — Mike
Day hike
Issues: Blowdowns | Mud/Rockslide | Mudholes | Water on trail
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After finishing Sulphur Creek Falls hike I went for a drive up Baker Lake Road to Kulsan Creek Cam...
  After finishing Sulphur Creek Falls hike I went for a drive up Baker Lake Road to Kulsan Creek Campground and across Baker Dam and back. I then headed north up Baker Lake Road and stopped to hike a short hike called Shadow of The Sentinels on my #45th hike this year. This is a handicap access trail that has downed trees on it so no wheelchair access until the trees get cleared.
 This is a short trail with signs on it telling the story of the forest and the wildlife that lives among these old growth trees. Several of The Douglas Furs are estimated to be over 600 years old. A nice leisurely hike for family or anyone wanting a little education about the forest with some nice fall colors.
 I have included a video of the whole trail so check it out on my youtube channel at lmm3181 or click on this direct link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOedUcIFgiw

  As always get out and see this beautiful state and enjoy your hiking!
Take Care
Mike
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Shadow of The Sentinels — Nov 20, 2011 — Mike
Day hike
Issues: Snow on trail
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Headed to Baker Lake expecting some early morning sun but didn't get much since fog was still hoveri...
Headed to Baker Lake expecting some early morning sun but didn't get much since fog was still hovering around lake. I did find a good bit of snow around the lake. I drove to the end of Baker Lake which is 27 miles to Baker Lake Trail. Road is not maintain past Forest Road 12 so be careful because its all snow and ice. Weather was turning so I took some pictures of the lake and stopped at the Interpretive Trail "Shadow of the Sentinels". This is a short hike through a growth of very large Douglas Fur that have stood the test of time even during forest fires. Several of the trees along this trail are estimated to be 600 to 700 years old. This trail is built mostly on boardwalks for people with a disability but at this time access requires the ability to hike through 6 to 8 inches of snow. All road and trails leading from Baker Lake Road are snow covered so be prepared with full tank of gas, winter clothing, extra food and water as well as a portable device to jump start your car if necessary. Up here if you run into trouble cell phones are very spotty and not too many people come around. I saw several kayakers on the lake which would have been nice to do since no power boats are on the lake. Clear calm water to kayak and great views of the snow capped mountains. This was hike 47 of 50 I planned to do at age 50. I started off quite late so I didn't get a second hike in like I planned but all and all a good day with only two other cars sighted once I hit the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest sign. I did not do a video of this hike but you can still checkout videos of over 120 other hikes I have done of Washington on my youtube channel at lmm3181. As always get out and enjoy this beautiful state but be careful. Since winter has hit be extra prepared even to stay over night safely if necessary as you seek to find solitude this winter.
Enjoy!
Mike
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Shadow of The Sentinels — Aug 24, 2011 — hikinglindsay
Day hike
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This short loop trail right along Baker Lake Road is a worthwhile stop if you're in the area. The t...
This short loop trail right along Baker Lake Road is a worthwhile stop if you're in the area. The trail consists of boardwalk, pavement, and gravel, all of which are in excellent condition. It looks like some of the gravel sections have received some recent work as well.

Interpretive signs along the trail give good information about the forest, but the star attraction of this trail is definitely the massive Douglas Fir trees.
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Shadow of the Sentinels — Jul 04, 2002 — The Hiking Brothers
Day hike
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It's a small, short, completly boardwalked interpretive walk really, but if you are in the Baker La...

It's a small, short, completly boardwalked interpretive walk really, but if you are in the Baker Lake area and have the kids - do it! Not many seemed to be taking that advice. We did this one late in the evening with the rain drip dropping off the trees. Old Growth?? 600 year old Doug Firs and Western Red Ceders sound any good? Vine maple that has tree trunk caliber limbs. Devils club with huge, broad leaves. Sure you can find better examples but you're over in Olympic Nat. Park now. Again, if in this area, just stop in late in the evening, early in the morning. By the way, at the time we were in the area, so were the wood peckers. At one time just standing still within the giants we had 4 different soundings going!

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Shadow of The Sentinels #623 — Apr 01, 2001 — mcaver
Day hike
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Did a quick jaunt through this half mile loop while exploring the Baker Lake area. The boardwalk wa...

Did a quick jaunt through this half mile loop while exploring the Baker Lake area. The boardwalk was clean and clear. Decent loop, but the forest loops at Lake Quinault in the Olympics and Rain Forest Loop in the Carbon River area of Mt Rainier are better.

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Shadow of The Sentinels (#623)
North Cascades

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