Packing up

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Emily and I are just about set to leave this afternoon on the ferry from Port Townsend to spend the night at the trailhead. Meeting the rest of the team there tonight. We’ll head up to base camp together tomorrow morning, planning for a summit attempt early Sunday. The seasonal bridge has been installed on the trail, and rangers reported good conditions on the trail and at the various base-camp locations as of June 10th.

A heavy round of precipitation hit the area yesterday — around an inch and a half of rain below the snow line probably means Baker got a bit of snow. A lighter round is moving through today, but some freeze-thaw tonight and tomorrow with rising temps bodes well for snow conditions. That could still shut us down, so we will be taking a look tomorrow afternoon after we make camp.

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