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Skyline Divide

North Cascades

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Hiked Jul 27, 2018

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition


Road rough but passable


Bugs were an annoyance


Snow free

The road to the TH is pretty rough and 13miles LONG, so drive slow. Ascend starts right from the beginning, but within an hour, around 2 miles in you will reach the ridge and the view of Mount Baker, Shuksan and meadow with wild flowers is fantastic, Since this is my first time to this trail, I hiked to the end of the trail- to the 2nd knoll, where Baker and Shuksan can be seen together without a knoll in between, see photo#2. Met a couple went even further to the right , closer to Baker.

The trail is kind of dry, especially on the ridge, I had a pole, it was very helpful, especially when coming down the knolls. And the flies, mosquitoes are out, I put on repellents,  did not get any bites, but bugs been buzzing around most of the way up and down.

happy hiking, be safe


Posted by:

hikingwithlittledogs on Jul 27, 2018 09:42 PM

LZhang on Skyline Divide

Thanks, I loved your glacier photos from helio trail, wanted to go there, but the ranger said stream crossing could be not safe anymore, have to wait till next year I guess

Posted by:

LZhang on Jul 27, 2018 11:05 PM