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Mount Baker from Baker Lake
This is where we were yesterday. We hiked the east bank of Baker Lake to the point from which this photo was taken and then backtracked. Baker Lake is formed by the Upper Baker Dam which provides flood control and hydroelectric power to the Puget Sound area. It is ten miles long and lies to the south of Mount Baker at about 1000 feet elevation (most of the higher trails are still snowed in). Our hike was typical. We left at 7:30 am and were on the trail at 9:30. We hiked 8-10 miles stopping often for pictures and at noon for lunch. Lunch was cooked over a backpacking stove and consisted of a freeze-dried meal, which we shared, ramen noodles, Starbucks instant coffee, small bottles of wine and chocolate. We were back at the car at 5:30 pm and home by 7:30.