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Elvis
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Elvis
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PostSat Jul 14, 2007 9:55 pm 
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Had a hot but great day on the Heliotrope Ridge trail today with D2k, 8buck and about half of Whatcom County I believe.

Road is in good condition if you keep your eyes open for the periodic big potholes and bring bug juice.   bug.gif

One of the creek crossings required a substantial up-creek exploration to find a safe passing route, but it wasn't too big of a deal, really.

Used a friends camera again... still not getting the results I had hoped for... but I'm posting them anyway.   uhh.gif

The Water:
Snow melt
Snow melt
Water Crossing
Water Crossing
Mount Baker
Mount Baker

The Glacier:
Where's Waldo?
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Where's Waldo?
Coleman Glacier
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Coleman Glacier
Coleman Glacier
Coleman Glacier

Koma Kulshan
Mount Baker
Mount Baker
Mount Baker
Mount Baker
Mount Baker
Mount Baker
Mount Baker
Mount Baker
Mount Baker
Mount Baker

On the way back through Maple Falls, stopped to say Hi to JenJen... but had to leave her a note instead.

~E

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Magellan
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PostSat Jul 14, 2007 10:51 pm 
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up.gif  up.gif for using Koma Kulshan.  Thanks for the TR and conditions.
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PostSat Jul 14, 2007 11:25 pm 
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Cool ,Elvis. Pondering doing this later in the month.

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ActionBetty
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PostSat Jul 14, 2007 11:27 pm 
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Gorgeous  up.gif

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jenjen
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PostSun Jul 15, 2007 10:10 am 
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Elvis wrote:
On the way back through Maple Falls, stopped to say Hi to JenJen... but had to leave her a note instead.

~E

Sorry I missed you!  I ran out of productive things to do at work around 2, so I left before something that looked like work popped up again.

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PostSun Jul 15, 2007 10:22 am 
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Can you get into the Mt. Shuksan area yet, Artist Point - Ptarmigan Ridge ?, Beautiful Pics and TR, I will have to hit that ridge when I am in the area. up.gif  up.gif
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dgleighton
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PostSun Jul 15, 2007 10:34 am 
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People are getting to Mt. Shuksan from the south right now. They were clearing the road to Table Mt. late last week so should be open soon. The site below is for the reports for Shuksan.

https://cms.pwr.nps.gov/noca/planyourvisit/climbingcond_shuksan.htm
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Elvis
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PostSun Jul 15, 2007 11:07 am 
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wildernessed wrote:
Can you get into the Mt. Shuksan area yet, Artist Point - Ptarmigan Ridge ?, Beautiful Pics and TR, I will have to hit that ridge when I am in the area. up.gif  up.gif

I called the Ranger Station on Wed. to inquire about Artist Point road... they confirmed that it is being cleared (we all knew that already) but wouldn't promise an opening date... other than saying it would be open by the end of the month.

We considered heading up there after our hike... but we were just too dirty (= soaked with deet) and opted to head back to town for burgers & brew instead.

~E

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Elvis
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PostSun Jul 15, 2007 10:51 pm 
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Let me just add that I'd only been to Heliotrope once before... on 6-12-04.  Just three days after I joined NWHikers... and it provided my source of info for my first post.

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