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Cyclopath
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PostFri Jul 05, 2019 9:33 am 
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I have tentative plans to climb Sahale this summer.  I was going to spend this weekend backpacking on Baker and testing some footwear options on the glacier.  The forecast looks like sleeping on Baker won't be very pleasant, and it's just too far for a day trip.  Can anybody recommend some other options?
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PostFri Jul 05, 2019 10:50 am 
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Not that this answers your question, but there are good, protected campsites in the trees right before railroad grade that put you right at the bottom of the Easton glacier.
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PostFri Jul 05, 2019 11:52 am 
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There is always the Muir snowfield I suppose? Although traffic may be an issue...

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PostFri Jul 05, 2019 1:24 pm 
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All of the options I can think of that would get you on a true glacier take the same amount of time or longer as it would for you to get on glaciated terrain at Baker.
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PostFri Jul 05, 2019 2:17 pm 
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The Sulphide Glacier might still be skiable now.
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PostFri Jul 05, 2019 4:31 pm 
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hbb wrote:
All of the options I can think of that would get you on a true glacier take the same amount of time or longer as it would for you to get on glaciated terrain at Baker.

I came to the same conclusion. Daniel or Whitehorse might be marginally closer.

I'd head up to Sunrise and mess around on the now on the Burroughs. Unless you need a real crevasse.
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PostSat Jul 06, 2019 10:14 pm 
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there is zero difference between glacier snow and regular summer snow until the year's snowpack has melted off and you're on firn (or some earlier year's snow).

go anywhere there's snow with suncups.

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PostSat Jul 06, 2019 10:35 pm 
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FWIW: 

It's 3 miles from the 4th crossing trailhead (5200ft) to the 1st open crevasse (a very small one) on the Paradise glacier (7500ft) (following the Paradise Ice Caves trail) 

It's 2 miles from Paradise {5400ft) along the Nisqually Moraine trail to the 1st crevasse on the Nisqually (6400ft)   The Nisqually has lots of rock on the glacier at that point.
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PostMon Jul 08, 2019 11:14 am 
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Thanks for the great recommendations everybody.  I intended to go yesterday but had too much fun in the Teanaway this weekend.  Rainier Saturday.  I appreciate the advice very much.   smile.gif
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