Due to time constraint (booo-urns) I could not head for the Cascade Hwy as I had planned. I squeezed in a quick Mt Baker run to keep my sanity.
Once past the camping park at the bottom, before the real uphill begins, the gravel is everywhere. It was a painful chore to get to the top, but I wanted to get there dammit!
Anyways, its dirty, what else would you expect at this time of the year. So unless you really want to see snow or make it to the top, turn around at the bottom.