Activity: Baker Lodge Blueberry Week
Date(s): 09/20/13 - 09/26/13
Leader: Donna Osseward
Leader Notes: Blueberry Week at Baker Lodge enjoys fall color and blueberries. The week starts with dinner on Friday, Sep 20th and goes through lunch Friday, Sep 27. We’ll tell you where the berries are. Special singles events....Several hikes available both days. Games, hiking stories, and other activities both eves. Carpools arranged by participants. Lodge opens 5 P.M. Fri. eve. Hosts from both Seattle & Tacoma Singles committees. Questions? Eldon Ball, 206-366-8405 or email@example.com or Karen Turner, Karenfirstname.lastname@example.org, 253-202-7458. Fall 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. 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. For a list of trails and trail conditions visit the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest webpage. Under Quick Links click on Road & Trail Conditions then click on Mt. Baker Highway (State Route 542). Early fall provides all the above plus fine blueberry picking. A guest speaker at Artist Point will talk about Birds at Heather Meadows and the Mt. Baker area at 1:00 pm. on the 21st. If you've visited the Lodge only in winter, or not at all, make your plans now for a special fall treat. The lodge is open to Mountaineers club members and the public with reservations on a first-call basis to the clubhouse (206) 521-6001 or through on line registration. Sign up for 1 to 7 days. Three meals a day are available for vegans to carnivores, dairy and gluten free. Please tell us your preferences, and any allergies, at sign-up. Meals are included in the lodge fees. Signup & Cancellation deadline is 5pm Monday August 29th NO REFUNDS after that time. Visit the Baker Lodge website at www.mountaineers.org/bakerlodge/ for additional information. The lodge will be open on Friday by – time to be determined. Trail lights from the parking lot to the lodge are on until 10:30 each night. Each person should bring a sleeping bag, personal gear, and a flashlight and/or headlamp plus a towel for the shower. The lodge sleeps 62 dormitory style and operates on a cooperative basis with those staying at the lodge helping in the operation. 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 Chalet turn right onto the one-way loop road around Picture Lake. 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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