June 3, 2012 12:00 AM

Seattle’s secret is out: Lake Chelan, Washington

CHELAN, Wash. — Just say the words “summer at the lake” in certain company, and you’ll get a wistful smile, possibly followed by stories about fishing contests, belly-flops, mosquito bites, campfire songs, sexual awakening, lingering regret, family feuds, winterizing expenses and the prospect that the mortgage interest tax deductions for second homes might someday be disallowed.

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