Mt. Baker WA. Summer Solstice

Last weekend, after 4+ decades of admiring this beautiful mountain from a distance, we finally did the summit hike. Took advantage of the longest day of the year by having the shortest sleep of the year, out of our bivies at 2:00 am, geared up and tromping up the Coleman glacier by 3:00 am under a canopy of stars. The conditions were excellent, and 7:00 am found us with the sun in our faces and the summit proper a short distance away across the dome. The whole trip was spectacular from start to finish, still buzzing from the beauty and scale of the place.