"If I were to tell you there’s a place where you can skip through meadows and over creeks, picking berries all the way, and wind up in a flower-filled wonderland with a snow-covered peak above it, and that if you wanted, you could climb up through more meadows to a rocky point with a huge view of everything around, right up where the water blasts out from under the glaciers, you’d be interested in that, right? That’s this hike.
And if all you’re doing is going to Elk Meadows, there’s only one moderate hill between you and your destination. In fact, you and the kids could walk a flat mile, see two mountain streams, and have a ball. And you could do the whole thing in an easy day or spend the night on an easy introductory backpack."