I am planning a father/son backpacking trip with a friend from Portland, so I am looking for something in between us (I'm in Vancouver, BC). I am wondering if you could make any recommendations of a destination or circuit that would be suitable for two middle age men and their 9 year old kids? I'm thinking probably a 3 day, 2 night excursion with no more than 4-6 hrs per day of hiking. If we can access a glacier, cool peak or scenic lake, that would be fantastic. I recall there is a backpacking circuit in the Mt Baker area, but don't remember the name. I also understand Mt Ranier has some pretty spectacular trails - I don't think I would want to venture much further south than that.
Any recommendations would be appreciated.
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