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

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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).

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The Lookout

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

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Morovitz Meadow, Park Butte, Cascades

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Rail Grade is a supreme ridge trail.  It is one of two access trails for climbing Mountain Baker.  It terminates at the Mt. Baker base camp

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Glacier near Mt. Baker Base Camp

 

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