Coleman Glacier

Glacier, Washington

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This tour contrasts a remote, if popular, alpine environment with sunset views of the San Juan Islands and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The tour, which follows the first part of the classic summit route, offers glacier skiing on the northwest side of our northernmost volcano. Difficulties: High avalanche potential; glacier travel; permit / fee area.
100 Classic Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes in Washington

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100 Classic Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes in Washington

by Rainer Burgdorfer (The Mountaineers Books)

This tour contrasts a remote, if popular, alpine environment with sunset views of the San Juan Islands and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The tour, which follows the first part of the classic summit route, offers glacier skiing on the northwest side of our northernmost volcano. Difficulties: High avalanche potential; glacier travel; permit / fee area.

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Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Glacier
Distance: 9
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 7-10 hours
Season: Best October to November; April to June
Trailhead Elevation: 3,650 feet
Top Elevation: 7,500 feet
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 13 Mount Baker
Driving Directions: Directions to Coleman Glacier

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Apr 2018