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Beginners Winter Hike ! Hot Springs ! No Snow!

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I had many pms about a beginners hike. That is not too strenuous but beautiful. Come join new friends on a day trip.

This is an easy Baker Lake Trail is long but we will do 8 miles out and back trail located near Concrete, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels.

There are truly epic views of the of Baker, Shuksan, and Stunning old growth forest.

Members will enjoy the gentle grade and views of wildlife on a beautiful winter day.

This hike offer great views of the mountain peaks, and a woodland walk through hemlock, fir and Pacific Madrone. This is a truly stunning location, so if you haven't hike here yet, a special treat is in store for you!

Some of the most gorgeous and memorable scenery is located just 2 hours from the city. The mountains are beautiful with just a dusting of snow and the forests are pretty spectacular. It will be rainy, but we love this hike all the same. Don't let the rain stop you. Just bring an umbrella and some rain gear, and waterproof shoes. The rains makes all kinds of waterfalls appear on the mountains, which makes the mountain a living art work ! Stupendous views that are breath taking.

Winter allows you to take full advantage of the stunning and colorful scenery. Bring your cameras for wonderful photos and selfies.

This is, perhaps, one of the easier hikes in the National Park, but one of the most memorable because it’s like entering a Magical Kingdom. This is rare, even in a region with so many big mountains. Think about it.

The drive there will be equally beautiful !!

**After this hike we will eat . Then make our way to the Mt Baker Hot Springs.

This is raw hot springs in its natural state. Nothing fancy here. The hot springs is black with muddy sand, gravel and minerals. The temperature will be about[masked] degree water, the high silt content, and the sulfur smell is normal to natural hot springs. The wading area is about 15 feet across, and 3-4 feet deep.

This is an adventure to experience such gift of nature for all of us to take care of and enjoy at the same time

This will be a full day so be prepared to have an adventure.

Please indicate if you are willing to drive and how many can you fit. Preference to larger vehicles. **Parking Fee or Northwest Forest Pass Needed.

Things to Pack:

Bring hiking shoes, Jacket, warm clothing with layers, extra pair of socks, change of clothes, water, snacks, etc.

If you plan on being a rider please bring $15 for your driver towards gas, park entrance fees etc.

Also bring a plastic bag to place your boots in after the hike.

Please note two no-shows and/or late cancel and you won't be able to attend future events.

Important:

You and you alone are responsible for your own safety. Please know your abilities before signing up. There will be a wait list with the preference given to drivers. Thank you for your patience. I will add more people to the going list as more drivers confirm they are going.

Your last minute cancellation deprives another of an opportunity to join us so we are not very forgiving with regard to no-shows. If you sign-up and cancel the day of the event, you will be excluded from my future events.**

**After the hike we will stop off at a local restaurant* support small business**

***CARPOOLING IS ENCOURAGED***Use the message system to arrange rides*

You will need to pay for your food and activities while on this trip.

We will have name tags for all my events. So I get to know your name and makes it easy to mingle. Two no show policy will be applied.

RSVP ETIQUETTE: Since we have limited space I ask that you be considerate of others and commit to your RSVP. Your no-show may prevent someone else from attending and you from attending other limited events like this.

Remember if you miss this event. You'll miss an awesome experience .

***As far as this event system goes, participation is voluntary and you attend at your own risk, and that Organizers are indemnified.