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Trip Ideas: Mt. Baker, Washington

Baker is a mountain for those who don’t give a $#!+ about anything other than copious amounts of snow.

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WHY: Baker is a mountain for those who don’t give a shit about anything other than copious amounts of snow (it still holds the world record of 1,140 inches, from 1998–99) and terrain that’s bold and beefy. The scene here is all about sleeping in your car so you can catch first chair.

WHAT: Head out Baker’s backcountry gates on the Shuksan Arm for the cathedral of white rooms (you will be quizzed on your avy knowledge, and safety gear is required). Lap Sticky Wicket when the gates are closed.

WHERE: The Tap Room is your only option. Though chances are someone will offer you a sample of Washington’s newest legal mood enhancer.

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