Will wonders never cease?
The weather forecast is beautiful. The avalanche danger is low.
I'm skipping work.
After all, I always tell the out of state visitors that Sunny Days in Washington are virtual holidays.
My plan is to head out the Mt. Baker Highway to the Excelsior Pass trail. Anticipate heading up the steep trail from Hwy 542 to snow level, possibly beyond, depending on the usual factors (route finding concerns, avalanche conditions and fatigue).
Depending on the time, may proceed to Heather Meadows/Mt Baker Ski Area to get in some practice at the Avalanche Beacon Park or just snow shoe up a ways toward Artist Point.
Expect to be in cell phone range no later than 5:00pm.
Wish I had more notice to round up some partners for the day. Sorry!