Kid Everest

Mount Baker: Your view awaits     Photo: Corel

[Washington]
WINCHESTER MOUNTAIN
TRAILWISE
SUMMIT: 6,521 feet. TRAIL: about four miles round-trip.
The well-marked path, which starts between the Twin Lakes and winds 1,300 feet up through Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest to an old lookout post, has terrific views of 10,781-foot Mount Baker, and is best suited for ages eight and up. It's usually snow-free from August through mid-October. (The ragged road to the trailhead requires four-wheel drive or hoofing an extra four miles.)

WHY KIDS LOVE IT
With so many other Cascade Range peaks soaring around them—several with glaciers—kids might be fooled into thinking they're in the Himalayas.

COOL DIGS
Glacier Creek Lodge (800-719-1414, www.glaciercreeklodge.com), 33 miles east of Bellingham in the town of Glacier, has cabins with kitchens ($70 and up) and motel units ($44 and up) on Glacier Creek, with a mountain backdrop.

RESOURCES
Mount Baker Ranger District: 360-856-5700 www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs

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