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Access to Coleman Glacier trailhead

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We're planning to come out climbing in a few weeks and I think the access to Adams is going to be quite a slog- how close can we get to the Trailhead on Baker for the Coleman glacier route ??

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call the ranger station in glacier, wa

 

they will have atleast a rough idea to what the road conditions are.

 

 

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Here's a link for the relevant National Forest office: http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs/

Phone numbers are on the page, but specifically for the Glacier office:

 

Operating Hours:

Daily from Memorial Day to mid-November

Weekends remainder of year.

8 am - 4:30 pm PST

 

Phone Number:

(360) 599-2714

 

Based on the info above, if you want to call the Glacier office you must do so on the weekends only at this time of year. Otherwise, call the Sedro Wooley office at (360) 856-5700. They'll know just as much as the Glacier office probably.

 

 

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I don't know the current situation, but in my past experience, the Sedro Wooley station has NOT had the current or complete information that was available by calling the Glacier ranger station or the Marblemount station, and they have also been less helpful when answering these inquiries.

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Was just up that way this weekend. The road is closed about a mile and half below the Heliotrope Ridge Trailhead.

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Any more beta? We're thinking about going up C-D this weekend. Was the road actually gated 1.5 miles from the TH, or just lots of snow?

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The plows have pushed up a 2-3 ft high wall of snow at the end of the plowed stretch of road. If you could get past that you *might* be able to drive all the way to the trailhead. But if the snow park's still open, you'd probably be pretty heavily fined for driving over the groomed snow.

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Anyone been up there recently? Is the trailhead accessible by car yet? Anyone been on or gotten a good look at the NR?

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I called the Glacier ranger station this weekend, and they said the road is clear to mile 7. The Heliotrope trailhead is at mile 8.

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meganerd, how far up did you go ? what were the conditions like ? seen any open crevasses ?

 

thx!

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based on observed condish nearby (CBP) I would say crevasees are full, and snow will turn to super deep slop later in the day so climb at night while frozen. look out for avvy on steep slope in afternoon.

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Actually I had been up in the Shuksan Arm/White Salmon Creek area that morning when some weather came in and I got bored and cold and headed down. I just drove up the Glacier Creek Road because I was bored and wanted to feel useful. The snow was good and hard over where I was (no snowshoes needed) but the area probably got some snow today, so who knows.

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