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Mount Baker topped with snow on a clear day.
Mount Baker, about 30 miles south of the Canadian border in the North Cascades in Washington state, is one of the most glaciated peaks in the the continental United States — but those glaciers are disappearing as the climate warms.

Dramatic Retreat: Atop the North Cascades’ Vanishing Glaciers

Monica Villegas and Andy Bach scan for sample sites below Mount Baker’s Easton glacier.
Making their way up to the Easton Glacier.
A group of mountaineers heads up Easton towards Baker’s summit.
Two hikers at the top of a peak look out over cloud-shrouded mountains.
Heading back down Railroad Grade.



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