I've hiked this trail almost a dozen times, and each time I discover something new. The time of year has a big influence on the creek water levels, so if you go in early summer be prepared to get your boots wet, and in the fall, be careful not to slip and fall on frost and black ice. The hike is only an hour and a half or so to reach your destination, which is the Coleman Glacier and Mt Baker. Keep your eye out for wildlife such as birds, mountain goats, and marmots. Because it's so easy, you will meet other hikers on this trail, unless you go during the week. I hiked here last week. You can see my experience in a short blog post and video here http://gobart.tv/2010/10/22/heliotrope-ridge-mt-baker/.
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