I slept in and missed the Hells Gate Ride, which I really wanted to do the Duffey. Had brunch in Bellingham and on the bike @ about 12:45pm. Originally I intended to do the few DH roads...South Pass, Mosquito, 9South, Arlington Roads, Skagit Hwy, Tulip fields near Whitman, Anacortes, then HWY11 home...I got lost by missing the turn to South Pass Road and went straight up Baker. Only on the way down baker I turned into Silver Lake Road to do South Pass Road as originally intended. Getting lost is half the fun!
Baker is relatively safe to ride...but watch out for the usual gravel and snowmelt/mini-avalanches onto the road. Some pics of Baker...the first one is the entrance to Heather Meadows to go up to Artist Point.
Most of the way I had the ACDC song playing back in my head "HWY to Hell".