Glacier to Artist Point on Mt Baker Ride, August 13, Tuesday
Ride Description: The Soheil Visit Ride Series continues and starts in the little community of Glacier on Mt Baker and climbs 4100 feet over 24 miles before we crest at Artist Point. Knock Dead Beautiful Views at Top!
When: August 13th, Tuesday at 10:00 AM. Biking WA-542 on weekday to minimize exposure to vehicular traffic on the mountain road.
Where to meet: In Glacier at Mt Baker. Glacier is along Highway 542.
Cue Sheet: Route is up Highway 542 from Glacier to summit and then return to Glacier. RWGPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30797339
What you need: No services after you leave Glacier, including no water source. Bring plenty of water for yourself. Restrooms may be available at the top. Bring food to keep yourself fueled. Also bring clothes to keep yourself warm if it is cold/rainy at the top or on the descent. Bring extra tubes, or whatever you need to be self sufficient for a bike ride with no services.
Distance and Elevation: 49 miles round trip and 4100 feet of climbing. Artist Point is at an elevation of 5077 feet.
Pace/Regroup: Skilled mountain pass biking capabilities needed. We will all climb and descend at our own rate but will hang together for mutual support and camaraderie. We will regroup at top before descending. At the bottom there is a deli/restaurant/ice cream shop to help us celebrate our day’s accomplishment.
Carpooling: Glacier is about 120 miles from Seattle. Driving time around 2.5 hours. This means one should be departing Seattle 7:30 AM at the latest. Let’s car pool up there, I-5 and 65th Park & Ride or farther north around Lynwood are great carpool meetup points. Register for the ride so we can all see who is going and contact each other for carpools.
Couple Links with Pictures about Artist Point:
· http://www.cascadebicyclestudio.com/portfolio/mt-baker-artist-point/ Great pics!
· https://www.mapmyride.com/us/peaceful-valley-wa/glacier-to-artist-point-mt-baker-route-22251504 Detail on the route.
Ride Coordinators: Ron Tazuma (ron_tazuma at yahoo.com) & Peter Krippner
(pkrippner at comcast.net)