Aug 12, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Skyline Divide
- Region: North Cascades -- Mount Baker Highway
- Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Glacier Public Service Center
- Trails: Skyline Divide (#678)
- Avg Rating: 4.06
- Hiking Companions
- Hiked with a dog
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
- Be Aware Of
- No water source
Once you reach the clearing, wow, you are greeted by the expanse of Baker, fields of wild flowers and views as far as you can see. Lucky for the dogs there were still big patches of snow to cool off on. Probably won't be around much longer though. The snow didn't impede travel on the trail.
Others have reported a lot of bugs on this trail. Not sure if it was because I slathered up in bug juice beforehand, or the early start but didn't have a problem at all with bugs on the way up. There were buzzing flies and bees later on the way down but never bothered me. Just gave my little dog something to do on the descent. I think he caught a few, too.
This was a popular destination today. A lot of folks were on the trail but there is so much room it never felt crowded.