|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – May 2008
Only an hour from Seattle, this Cascades gem offers killer Rainier views.
Green Trails #206 Bandera and #207 Snoqualmie Pass ($5.50, greentrailsmaps.com)
Required ($5/day) and available at the North Bend Ranger Station (425-888-1421) or the REI mothership in Seattle (206-223-1944)
A BLAT sandwich (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado and Tomato) and locally brewed pint at The Pub at Third Place in Ravenna (3rdplacepub.com)
From Seattle, take I-90 east 46 miles to exit 47. Make two lefts, and drive a quarter mile to the Granite Mountain Trailhead.