Activity: Baker Lodge - Tacoma Hikers - All others welcome
Leader: Diane J. Malone
Leader Notes: Summer at Mt. Baker Lodge offers wonderful hiking on a great variety of trails. Numerous trails are within walking distance or a short drive from the Lodge. Many are suitable for children. Artist Point is just 3 miles away at the end of a paved road, with panoramic views of Mt. Baker, Mt. Shuksan, and the North Cascades. Snowplay opportunities usually are abundant through the end of August. Trails usually are completely snow-free by mid-August, giving even inexperienced hikers access to some of the most spectacular scenery in the Pacific Northwest. Early fall provides all the above plus fine blueberry picking, so bring your containers. If you've visited the Lodge only in winter, or not at all, make your plans now for a special summer treat. Several groups have signed up for specific weekends. Unless otherwise indicated below the lodge is open to all Mountaineers, non-club members and non-group members, with reservations on a first-call basis to the clubhouse (206) 284-8484 or through on line registration. Payment at time of sign up can be made with credit card or check. The lodge usually is open by 7 or 8 p.m. on Fridays. Call the hosts listed above if you want a more specific time of opening. Trail lights from the parking lot to the lodge are on until 10:30 each night. Each person should bring a sleeping bag, lunches, personal gear, and a flashlight and/or headlamp plus a towel for the shower. Meals provided are breakfast Friday, Saturday and Sunday plus dinner on Friday and Saturday. Drive north on I-5 to Bellingham, and take exit 255, the Mt. Baker Highway. Drive east on SR 542 about 54 miles to the ski area. At the junction in front of the Firs Lodge turn right onto the one-way loop road. The parking lot for the Mountaineer Lodge is on the right side of the road about 0.3 miles beyond the Firs. Driving time approximately 1 1/2 hours from Bellingham and 3 hours from Seattle.
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