posted on Dec, 20 2012 @ 04:50 AM
Well it's after 2am on Thursday the 20th with normal temperatures here in the Skagit Valley in Northwest Washington. One storm after another is being
carried in by the jet stream parked right overhead as usual for this time of year. I'm in a little old logging town right at the base of the
foothills that end up as the North Cascades.
I'm thinking I'll head up the road for a hike on the 21st, but I don't know how far I'll get as we have the biggest snow pack in the entire world at
the moment according to reports. Nearby Mt. Baker reports
Most Snowbase WORLDWIDE! 160" Total Snowfall & 80" Snowfall in 7 Days!
logging roads all around and of course the North Cascades National Park
, so I have a few choices. I'm
thinking of making a fire lookout my destination. There are a few different fire lookouts that are first come first serve for overnight shareable to
all by day, but there's not many who head up this time of year. If I do make it to a lookout that's not completely buried, I'll have a shelter with a
360 view and if anything happens I'll see it unless it's socked in. If I can get close to the trail head I'm thinking park butte
Oh yeah, good luck everyone!
edit on 12/20/12 by verylowfrequency because: (no reason given)