Gregory Scruggs: Curious about backcountry?  Alpine Lakes High Camp is a gateway to winter lodging.  |  national

Gregory Scruggs: Curious about backcountry? Alpine Lakes High Camp is a gateway to winter lodging. | national

15 MILES EAST OF STEVENS PASS, Wash – With a ceremonial flourishing, I knocked a pot with a wooden spoon and shouted the word that everyone would hear: “Dinner!” Inside a cozy cabin heated by a roaring wood stove, eight hungry friends in various states of relaxation – foaming sore muscles, sipping mulled wine, working …

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