New bus provides eco-friendly way to the mountain

Published on Wed, Dec 9, 2009
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Those wanting an affordable, eco-friendly way to head up to the slopes this season are in luck.
Cascade Adventures recently launched its Baker Bus, providing a low-cost, community supported transportation service to help reduce emissions and vehicle traffic on the Mt. Baker Highway and Nooksack River watershed.

The program has been supported by donations from several local businesses such as Graham’s Store, The Inn at Mt. Baker, Sportsman Chalet, Mt. Baker Lodging, Crossroads Grocery, Joowana, Boundary Bay Brewery, Il Caffe Rifugio, Fairhaven Bike & Ski, Glacier Ski Shop,The Hair Stream, Scott’s Ski Service and Wild & Scenic River Tours.

Trips are made to and from the Mt. Baker ski area and are $10 from Bellingham on weekends only or $5 from Kendall on weekdays only. Season boarding and frequent riders passes are available.

For more information, visit www.wildandscenic.com/bakerbus.html or call 360/599-3115.

Schedule:
Leaving Bellingham
*Bellingham - Lincoln Creek Park & Ride: 6:50 a.m.
*Bellingham - Sunset Square Cost Cutter: 7 a.m.
*Deming – Il Caffe Rifugio: 7:20 a.m.
Kendall - Valero Station: 7:45 a.m.
Maple Falls Harvest Moon Bakery: 7:50 a.m.
Glacier downtown: 8 a.m.
Glacier Chando parking lot: 8:05 a.m.
White Salmon Day Lodge: 8:45 a.m.
* Weekends and holidays only

Leaving Mt. Baker Ski Area
White Salmon Day Lodge: 4:15 p.m.
Glacier - Chando parking lot: 5 p.m.
Glacier downtown: 5:05 p.m.
Maple Falls – Harvest Moon Bakery: 5:15 p.m.
Kendall -Valero Station: 5:25 p.m.
*Deming – Il Caffe Rifugio: 5:45 p.m.
*Bellingham - Sunset Square Cost Cutter: 6 p.m.
*Bellingham – Lincoln Creek Park: 6:10 p.m.