Four of us are planning to travel (presumably to/from Seattle) with climbing gear to/from Mount Baker Wed 23 - Mon 28 Jun. We’re currently planning to rent a car. Are there other, better options (such as shuttle services)? Can you recommend any lodging near Mount Baker? I’d like to post on other forums like this for Washington State. Do you know of any besides http://NWHikers.net/forums and http://CascadeClimbers.com/forum?
Bellingham/Airporter Coach runs buses from Sea/Tac and downtown Seattle to Bellingham but you would still have 35 miles more to the trail head from there. There was a dinky tour operator last summer taking tourists from Bellingham up to Mt. Baker ski area in a van but I haven't seen them this year yet. With 4 people a rental is probably cheaper and the best option. The town of Glacier is real close and has a few B&Bs to stay at, and a couple gated ski cabin resorts you might be able to rent from. Search the web for info. Only motels would be in Bellingham. BTW. You got to buy a parking trail pass if you drive to trailhead.