The drive to the trailhead was a bit long, but thanks to a beautiful day the hike was worth it. We took a longer alternate route starting just north of the town of Glacier. The hike began with a few miles in the forest, but we were soon out in the open with a great view of Mount Baker. We made it up to Excelsior ridge and hiked around the top of the mounting before reaching the summit. From there we had lunch and took in great views of the northwest Cascades. Though it took a long time to plan it ended uping being a great Fry family hike.
September 20, 2014