Check out Mount Baker lodge for weekend getaway

Turn a visit to Mount Baker into a weekend getaway at the Mountaineers’ Mount Baker lodge.

If you’ve never seen Mount Baker in the summer, here’s your chance. Most of the trails melt out by mid-August. Even inexperienced hikers will have plenty of chances to explore the trails. And by staying at the lodge, you’ll have more time to explore.

The lodge is just 3 miles from Artist Point, accessible by car. The point offers stunning panoramic views of Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan. During summer, the wildflowers are prolific, and in early fall, there are plenty of blueberries ripe for the picking.

The lodge is dormitory-style lodging. You’ll need to bring your own bedding. Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday and dinner on Saturday are provided. Guests are expected to help with meal preparation or chores.

The lodge is open to the public. Most weekends are available, and a few weekdays. For adult nonmembers, the fee is $86 for the whole weekend, $56 for nonmembers 14 and younger. Mountaineers members get a discount on the fee. Check http://bit.ly/12v4UnP for a full schedule and cost scale.

More in Life

‘Tasting Cider’ a sweet resource for hard apple cider fans

Erin James, the editor-in-chief of Cidercraft magazine, wrote a book all about the fermented drink.

Branch out: ‘Tasting Cider’ recipes call for hard apple cider

Top cider makers share how they like to make hush puppies, bread pudding and the pear-fect cocktail.

The ‘Whimsical Woman’ shares what she learns on the trail

Jennifer Mabus came here from Nevada and Hawaii. She leads hikes and blogs about them.

For Texas BBQ, look for the school bus at the reptile museum

This husband-and-wife team has been serving up brisket and more for a decade in Monroe.

You won’t be able to stop eating this colorful chicken salad

The slaw of bell pepper, cabbage and carrot holds up well overnight in the refrigerator.

Raising grandkids can feel like the second time around

The responsiblities of serving as a parent can compete with the joys of being a grandparent.

Commentary: Community Transit to keep up with regional growth

Snohomish County’s bus system prepares for more people — including more older residents.

Almost everyone has questions about Social Secuirty

The most frequent guestion about retirement benefits: ‘When can I start receiving them?’

Tech Talk: Help! Junk mail is flooding my inbox

Even when you ‘unsubscribe,’ some web companies keep sending unwanted emails.

Most Read