Blue Lake / Dock Butte Hike

Sun, June 25, 9:00am – 6:30pm
Moderate+ hike: 5 mile roundtrip, 1500 ft of elevation gain. 360 degree views will be enjoyed once we reach the peak. The 360 degree views from the summit of Dock Butte are simply spectacular. Mount Baker is the brightest star in a constellation of peaks visible to you on a clear day, including Mount Shuksan, Glacier Peak, Sloan Peak, Whitehorse Mountain, Three Fingers, Mount Rainier, Mount Angeles, Hurricane Hill, Twin Sisters, and Loomis Mountain. The clear, turquoise waters of Baker Lake stretch out to the east, as well as the verdant Skagit Valley to the south. Enjoy your lunch or snack in the company of these fine landmarks, and marvel at how a fire lookout, built in the mid-1930s, once stood in this very spot until the early 1960s. I would suggest you bring poles as parts of this trail are challenging. Meet at REI at 9am with a stop for Skagit Co. members at the Park and Ride along I-5, exit # 231 at 9:30am. Northwest Forest Pass required to park at the trailhead. Suggested carpool fee of $7. Call or email Mike at mikesdavis@outlook.com, 708.302.9177.
Cancelled due to snow