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Let's go to East Bank Baker Lake!

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May 12 7:00AM - 6:30PM

I hiked East Bank Baker lake about two weeks ago and wanted to share it with the group. The day I went, it was rainy and we missed the mountain views. The current weather report is Sunny, so hoping to catch a good day.

***THIS HIKE LOCATION WILL CHANGE IF WEATHER FORECAST CHANGES

The stats for this hike:
9 miles round trip, 500 feet elevation gain, high point 1,000 feet.
This trail is rolling hills, smallish ups and downs.

Pass Required: NW Forest Pass

For more info about the trail see: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/baker-lake

Estimated time line:
Meet at park and ride 7:20 am
Leave park and ride 7:30 am
Brief Coffee stop in Burlington
610 Haggen Dr, Burlington, WA 98233: 8:15 am
Leave starbucks for Trailhead: 8:30
Arrive at trailhead: 9:45
Start hiking: 10:00
Estimated hiking time 5 hours plus half hour for lunch
Back at traihead: 3:30
Let's do a trailhead party instead of going out to eat - bring a cooler for snacks/beverages to share
Leave trailhead: 4:30
Back at park and ride: 6:30
*all times are estimates.

This trail can be done as an out and back or through hike. We will be doing the out and back today from the North side of the lake to Noisy Creek Campground. The last time I went, some of the creeks were running a little high, recommend waterproof boots and poles for crossing the water.

Directions: Take I-5 north to Mount Vernon. Take exit 230, signed for Hwy 20 Burlington/Anacortes. Stay in the right lane on the exit ramp and head east on 20. Stay on 20 as it winds through Burlington and Sedro-Woolley. In 23 miles, turn left onto Baker Lake Road. There will be a small brown sign for Baker Lake just before the turnoff. Follow Baker Lake Road (FS 11) all the way to the end, in 26.5 miles. The road is paved until the last 6 miles. There is a large parking lot with a vault toilet. On your way up Highway 20, keep a lookout for the elk herd that likes to hang out in the fields.

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