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
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
- Be Aware Of
While there were surely hundreds (or so it seemed) on the ridge, three of the initial five of us went on and on towards Chowder Basin and barely saw folks. I've got to give a lot of thanks to Jerry, the "Punmeister" and Anne for the patience to let me linger long enough for the light to improve - after all, I carried the dSLR and tripod. I also lost - and found - the stupid POLA filter at least six times when it insisted on falling off.
This IS the primo time to go. Flowers couldn't be better, views were spectacular and lingering snowfields were soft, small and easily traversed (we dropped under one).
If you've ever thought of hiking here, do so. Come early or stay late for the best light. Better yet: backpack here. Any takers?
(The hiker formerly known as HikerVal)