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Matt_Alford

[TR] Noisy Diobsud/Stephen Mather Wilderness - Bacon-Hagen-Blum High Route 07/20/2018

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Trip: Noisy Diobsud/Stephen Mather Wilderness - Bacon-Hagen-Blum High Route

Trip Date: 07/20/2018

Trip Report:

 

From July 20th-23rd Dave, Darren, Matt and I traverse from Anderson Lakes to Blum Creek summiting Bacon, Hagen and Blum along the way.  The route is characterized by excellent views of the Baker and Sister Range to the west the the National Park to the east.  Awesome camp sites and outstanding alpine lakes make this a most memorable route.  Brush bashing wasn't all that severe save the walk down Blum Ridge to Baker River.  You won't find me walking up that route anytime soon.  

I have been doing trips with these guys for nearly 20 years and I am ever thankful for the friendships and the adventures over the years.  

I would like to have an intense conversation with the douchbag that left a pile of trash shoved under a rock and shitty TP strewn about at the high camp SW of Bacon.  Beer cans and mountain outhouse bags don't decompose and it doesn't seem that difficult to pack out your trash.  

Alpine eye candy

 

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Gear Notes:
Ice axe, light crampons, and glacier rope.

Approach Notes:
Anderson Lakes to north side of Mount Watson.

 

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2 hours ago, Matt_Alford said:

douchbag that left a pile of trash shoved under a rock and shitty TP strewn about at the high camp SW of Bacon

C'MON!!!!  I don't think I've ever seen that sort of behavior in such a spot in the North Cascades.  :noway:

Nice work, that's a great trip- certainly one of my favorites.  And yes, the slog up the Blum "trail" is indeed soul-crushing.

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No joke Jason.  Have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that someone that would do the work to get there would act in such a manner.  

 

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So many good photos!  Just went back thru and perused again.  I need to put this on my list again I can see.

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Awesome photos and nice work carrying someone else's shit out of the woods.  I once found an empty bottle of 12 year scotch with the tube that I carried out of Nooksack Cirque.  Talk about a let down when I figured out it was empty.

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Great photos! Climbed the Blum trail twice in a month last year. It is a motivational test!

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