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Glacial Oddities and Colfax Peak # 6394

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Date: 2005.02.26
Vantage Point: From Coleman Glacier

Caption: This is the north side of Colfax Peak. Colfax is the eastern-most of the three Black Buttes (Lincoln and Seward being the other two) radiating west from the summit of Mount Baker.

PhotoDescr: Don Funk and I climbed the Coleman-Deming Route on Mount Baker in a long but rewarding day, starting from about 2200' on the Glacier Creek FSR. Skimpy snow conditions had left some visible crevasses, and care had to be taken in these spots (the main bergschrund was bridged well enough). We ended up admiring the view and taking a few too many pictures, as we summited just before sunset. The colors were great, but skiing down the cracked Coleman Glacier with headlamps was a little unnerving. See Glacial Oddities and Colfax Peak.

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