Panorama Dome Hike

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Panorama Dome at Heather Meadows Hike: 3 – 4 miles round trip, 700 feet of elevation gain. May involve some lingering snow sections. A great chance to see what it looks like from the top of the chair lift when there isn’t snow! Dress for the weather and bring a snack. This is not a full day outing but may include some sightseeing or side trips depending on conditions and participants. Meet in Bellingham at Sunnyland School at 8:15 am. Will stop briefly in Maple Falls to pick up others about 9:00am if requested in advance. Northwest Forest Pass required for parking at Heather Meadows. Suggested carpool fee $5. Contact Eric for more information – or 360-770-2926.

Sun Jul 31, 2016 – 08:15 AM
Where to meet
Sunnyland School south parking lot (map)

Trip Report

Twenty four hikers met to enjoy a great day exploring a relatively unknown trail. About 3.5 miles and 800 feet of elevation gain were tackled as we made our way from the Austin Pass picnic area down through a small valley underneath tall cliffs and basalt formations. Plenty of Heather Meadows and lots of views of Mt. Shuksan partially obscured in clouds. Lunch was enjoyed at the top of Chair 1 before descending to the Lake Ann trailhead. From there we crossed the road and followed the Wild Goose trail downhill to the parking lot. At least one vehicle proceeded onward to Artist Point with hopes of some Mount Baker views (nope) and then a side trip to check out Nooksack Falls (nice).13912875_10153768127532644_6258141465437779716_n.jpg