Hmm...I see a summer ski trip to Baker coming up in my future.
True story: last September (Labor Day) my friend and I were climbing Baker from the south side. We got to base camp (base of the Emmons glacier IIRC??) and got all set to wake up about 1am for the summit push. We did a bit too much "celebrating" and after all the hiking and preparation we'd done (and driving from Ellensburg and Wenatchee)...I forgot to set the alarm. My friend woke me up at 5am and was like "AARON! IT'S 5!!" My reply was "Well, we ain't leaving now. I'm going back to sleep..."
We could have left and still made it I think, but tempting fate isn't something I like to make a habit of.
I LOVE the Baker area.