Winter Backpack in the Mt. Baker Backcountry

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Distance

6 miles

Elevation Gain

1500 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Added by Scott Kranz

Get your fix of fresh mountain air and mountain views when you snowshoe, ski, or split board up from the Mt. Baker ski area past Artist and Huntoon Point.

Arrive at the upper ski resort parking lot (approx. 4300 feet elev.) and snowshoe, skin, or split board up. Make your way toward Artist Point and eventually Huntoon Point, gaining approximately 1500 feet of elevation over approximately 3 miles (one way). Past Huntoon Point, there are several great spots to set up camp and prepare yourself for an epic sunset and sunrise between Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan.

Directions: From I-5 near Bellingham, drive east on Highway 542 (the Mt. Baker highway) to the upper Mt. Baker Ski Resort parking lot at Heather Meadows.

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