Park Butte and Railroad Grade (Mt. Baker)

Date: 08/08/2014

Location: Near Marblement, WA (Mt. Baker National Forest)

Distance: 10 miles (Park Butte and Railroad Grade trails share first 2 miles together, this is the approx. distance hiking both in one RT)

Elevation Gain: 3000ft

High Point: 5400ft

Park Butte (1)

We stayed overnight at the very nice Grace Haven Cabin.  Got to TH around 11am.  First, two miles were canopied trails with occasional creek crossing until to reached Moritz Meadow  at 2 miles mark (photos above).
This is our first “whole family” long day hike as one or two members usually absent in the previous hikes.

Rail road Grade (29)

Park Butte (16)

the Lookout

Park Butte (10)

3 kids on the hiking trail

Park Butte (25) Park Butte (19)

Returning, I could only enlist Katy to join me on the Railroad Grade side trip.

Rail road Grade (2)

Rail road Grade (20)

glacier near Mt. Baker base camp

Rail road Grade (15)

a supreme ridge trail

Rail road Grade (10)

we had a nice visit with this furry host

Rail road Grade (25)

towards Mt. Baker

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