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Best Damn Weekend Ever: Washington’s Kaleetan Lake Loop

Only an hour from Seattle, this Cascades gem offers killer Rainier views.

Plan It

Maps
Green Trails #206 Bandera and #207 Snoqualmie Pass ($5.50, greentrailsmaps.com)

Permit
Required ($5/day) and available at the North Bend Ranger Station (425-888-1421) or the REI mothership in Seattle (206-223-1944)

Payoff
A BLAT sandwich (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado and Tomato) and locally brewed pint at The Pub at Third Place in Ravenna (3rdplacepub.com)

The Way
From Seattle, take I-90 east 46 miles to exit 47. Make two lefts, and drive a quarter mile to the Granite Mountain Trailhead.

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