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The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington is a National Forest extending more than 140 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Range from the Canada–US border to the northern boundary of Mount Rainier National Park.

Not for the weak knee'd but so worth those bouldery 23 switchbacks. I would also recommend seeing Bridal Falls on your way up. It was a beautiful day and this trail will close come Novemeber 2017 for logging so go hike it while you can!

Nice hike beautiful falls.

First time to be up at the lakes with snow around them. Trail is muddy and snowy in different areas. Very beautiful and peaceful.

hiking
1 day ago

Incredibly mucky, slushy, snowy and a little icy. Those views made it worthwhile as it may have been my last chance at it for the year.

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike

Fantastic hike. Make sure to wear study boots as there are many rocks to climb over.

2 days ago

This was done October 14, 2017. The trail getting to Mason lake was gorgeous, fall colors everywhere. 2 miles into the hike the view was spectacular, there were about 2 inches of snow. After Mason Lake I suggest you bring Microspikes, over 2 feet of snow on the trail. The trail was easy to find. We didn't make it to the summit of Mt Defiance. We decide on a group decision to stop here about 500ft before the summit. There weren't any boot path to lead us the way, It took us 7.5 hours of hiking. Over 11 miles out and back, gained over 3,200ft of elevation.

hiking
2 days ago

Lots of snow/packed ice. Come prepared.