A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area  by Mike McQuaide

A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area Guide Book

by Mike McQuaide (Falcon Guides)
A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area  by Mike McQuaide
Nestled against the U.S.-Canadian border in northwestern Washington State, the Mount Baker-Mount Shuksan area is a wonderland for nature lovers, backpackers, mountaineers, and backcountry skiers. Use A FalconGuide® to the Mount Baker-Mount Shuksan Area to explore the 400-square-mile region and discover ancient forests draped in mosses, subalpine meadows awash in wildflowers, and skyline ridges ending at the toes of icy glaciers. Look inside to find: where to hike, climb, ski, backpack, and see salmon spawn and eagles nest; detailed maps and trail descriptions; facts about the area's history, flora and fauna, and weather safety tips and established routes for summiting the peaks; and where to stay, eat, and take the best photographs.

© 2005 Mike McQuaide/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 37.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 37.

Note the use of the plural in the trail heading, Anderson-Watson Lakes. That’s because there are two Watsons (I presume) and several Andersons, though only one is really easy to get to. All of these ...
Concrete, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
Not able to resist a play on the word butte, I’ll say this short trail to the site of a former lookout station is a real beaut. The cabin, built in the 1930s and removed in 1964, might be long gone, b ...
Concrete, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
If you’re pressed for time, make this the one hike you do on your visit to the Mount Baker–Mount Shuksan area. You get the best of everything— countless Cascade peaks, subalpine meadows, snowfields fo ...
Glacier, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
Many moons ago the narrow Bagley Creek gorge was the site of a hydroelectric power plant for the long-gone posh resort that was the Mount Baker Lodge. (It burned down in 1931.) With flat-topped Table ...
Glacier, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
This trail follows the shoreline of Baker Lake. However, the trail and several of its bridges sustained serious damage in fall 2003 due to flooding. Best to call the ranger before heading out to get t ...
Concrete, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.3
Along with offering superb lake and mountain views, this trail offers a brief history lesson of the area. At the start the trail passes through a stately forest of majestic Douglas firs that got their ...
Concrete, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
Get set for stately, moss-hung old-growth forest (including cedars that somehow seem to grow right out of boulders), ponds built by industrious beavers who forever seem to be changing the course of th ...
Concrete, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
A peaceful mountain lake surrounded by high rock walls, alpine meadows, and heavy timber rewards hikers on this short jaunt. The trail itself offers some ups and downs but is short enough (0.7 mile ea ...
Concrete, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
This relatively new self-guided interpretive walk follows recently restored Boyd Creek, an important spawning habitat for members of the anadromous world. That’s salmon and trout to you and me. Signs ...
Glacier, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
From Sedro-Woolley, the trail passes through flats, farmland, and forest, and at times it hugs the Skagit River on its way to the town of Concrete (former name: Cement City), made famous in Tobias Wol ...
Concrete, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 44.6
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
Looped day hikes—always a plus because every step is one through new territory—are hard to come by in the Mount Baker–Mount Shuksan area, which is probably why the Chain Lakes Loop is so popular. That ...
Glacier, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
This relentlessly steep hike climbs about 1,000 feet per mile on its way to a former fire lookout site and the awesome mountain vista that that role implies. As you approach the steeple (for which the ...
Glacier, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
Because it’s located on the north side of the ridge, this popular Canyon Creek Road–Damfino Lakes access route to the high country usually melts out a few weeks later than nearby south-facing trails.
Glacier, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 20
This trail begins at the same trailhead as the Blue Lake Trail but, unlike that one, doesn’t get megacrowds. And if you’re more of a panoramic mountain vista person than an alpine lake aficionado, the ...
Concrete, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
Short but sweet, this wide, mostly paved and completely easy-to-follow trail winds its way through open meadow and forest populated by ancient hemlocks. But just because they’re old, don’t expect me ...
Glacier, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
One of the first trails on the north side to melt out, the Hannegan Pass Trail is also largely in the open. It passes only briefly through stretches of forest, thus offering superb mountain and waterf ...
Glacier, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
This popular and historic trail offers perhaps the best opportunity on the north side (that is, the Mount Baker Highway side) to experience one of Mount Baker’s glaciers up close. In a little less tha ...
Glacier, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
Because this route requires dropping into at least one lake basin and contours along the steep south face of Mount Herman, this ski-snowshoe tour should be done only when avalanche potential is low. F ...
Glacier, WA - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 5
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
Most of the area’s marquee hikes are higher-elevation affairs, which is great, but they’re hikable only in summer and early fall. Here’s a gem that’s low enough to be passable just about year-round. ...
Glacier, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
If it’s an up-close-and-personal audience with Mount Shuksan that you want, the Lake Ann Trail is the one for you. After 4 miles or so of ups and downs, you’ll find yourself beside an otherworldly alp ...
Glacier, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF