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Aug 8th 2016, 09:02 PM   #1
 
  Jun 2016
  Seattle

How is the road up to mt. baker?

Who's recently gone up baker and how were the new tar snakes?
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Aug 8th 2016, 11:44 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Rome

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There were some on the way to glacier but I haven't been up there to the top this summer...yet.
Aug 9th 2016, 05:45 AM   #3
 
  Mar 2016
  Bellingham

  Frieda
I did about a month ago. Turned around at Glacier because of the tar snakes. But then I heard that after Glacier it was much better. Coming back from Glacier they weren't as bad, or maybe because I made a more conscious effort to avoid them.

I'm a less experienced rider so the snakes were really annoying to me. If you're more experienced, the wobbles from hitting them might not faze you as much, maybe. Good luck and have fun if you do go!
Aug 9th 2016, 06:35 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Ferndale Washington

  ZX10-R GSXR 600 Track Bike
Well said Adly! Tar Snakes effect everyone.They definitely SUCK!!!z
Aug 9th 2016, 08:06 AM   #5
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  Jul 2016
  bellingham

  gsxr 1000
Thumbs up mt baker

there seemed to be a section through demming that you will notice but soon after they disappear.clear most of the way up. not to bad at all. very manageable. I didn't think it was much an issue.
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Aug 11th 2016, 01:38 PM   #6
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham, WA

  Yamaha FZ-07
I just tried to ride up to Artists Point today. They are chip sealing the road a few miles east of the Mosquito Lake Road intersection. I do not know for how far as I turned around when I got there.
Aug 11th 2016, 04:16 PM   #7
 
  Mar 2016
  Bellingham

  Frieda
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I just tried to ride up to Artists Point today. They are chip sealing the road a few miles east of the Mosquito Lake Road intersection. I do not know for how far as I turned around when I got there.
Might have passed you. I rode all the way up today. For about two or three miles south of Kendall road has been torn up. Pretty much a gravel road. Flagger controlling traffic and I was waiting in the heat for about 20 minutes, not too bad.

And more gravel sections on and off from Kendall to Glacier. But after that it's mostly clear. But most of the bad tar snakes are gone!
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Aug 16th 2016, 07:28 AM   #8
 
  Jul 2016
  Fairhaven

  300 XC (too fast), Summit X (too fun), D675 (sold)
It's more or less freshly settled chip seal from Welcome Valley to just east of Glacier right now. I was up there in my car on Saturday and the only loose gravel left was on the yellow line but they haven't been through with the sweeper or to stripe the lanes yet. I'd be careful if you care about rock chips but if you just want a mellow cruise to the alpine scenery it shouldn't hold you back.
Aug 17th 2016, 10:10 PM   #9
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Yup. Fresh chip seal from a little east of Mosquito lake road until the narrow bridge at Glacier. Fresh oil on top the chip seal for much of it too.
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