Hike to Mount Erie & Sugarloaf via Whistle Lake

Saturday 5/04/19
This journey through the Anacortes Community Forest Lands is special for the variety of views and terrain that we’ll pass through on an approximately 7.5 mile hike that will take us up 1000 feet in elevation. We’ll make stops at both Sugarloaf and Mt Erie to soak up some sun (always optimistic) while enjoying views of the Sound. There are challenging sections of the trail near the top of Erie, most the trail is well maintained and clean. Lets meet at REI at 8am to carpool with another stop at Chuckanut Park and Ride for more ‘poolers. We’ll likely stop at one of Anacortes’ breweries at the end of the day to refresh and share stories. Questions call Michael at 708.302.9177 or ​mikesdavis@outlook.com​. I will share the location of the Whistle Lake parking area to anyone who wants to drive directly to the trailhead.

– Michael Davis

Lake 22 Hike

Saturday June 6

Lake 22 is a 6 mile round trip hike on a rainforest trail our club has hiked before, we’ve had lots of snow and rain on this one in the past. We’ll climb 1350 feet in elevation, and once we get to the lake the goal is to walk around it, eating lunch along the way. This trail is mildly challenging for the elevation gain and the large amounts of water that was the trail down the the rocks so we’ll keep a moderate pace. Meet at REI for carpools at 8am, then meet again at Chuckanut Park and Ride, exit 231, at 8:30am, to join up with Skagit club member carpools. Bring a lunch and water, shoes that are waterproof are important as well as raingear. Northwest Forest Pass is required to park at the trailhead. Folks interested will stop at the Conway Pub and Eatery on our way back home at the end of our day.

Questions call Michael Davis at 708.302.9177 or mikesdavis@outlook.com.

Spring Social

Did you remember to save the evening of Thursday, April 18 for a wonderful and informative evening with the Mount Baker Club? I hope so, because we are going to have good food, good beer and good entertainment. We will congregate beginning at 5:30 at Brandywine Kitchen. Order your food and beverages at the counter and join us upstairs to enjoy dinner and socializing.
Our speaker, Sean Tait, will begin his program at 6:45. He sent this description to share with you: “Humans, Trees, and Other Sentient Beings” is about the similarities between trees and humans. Listen to arborist Sean Tait as he presents a synopsis of recent scientific discoveries in the world of plants. Topics covered include arboreal senses, physiology, communication, learning behavior, and decision making. Come with an open mind and prepare to have it blown. Wow! Sounds fun, right? But wait – there’s more. . . Salted chocolate chip cookies and other dessert goodies will be provided by the club.
See you there!
Laura Boynton

Washington DNR Interactive Recreation Map

Discover DNR recreation. WA DNR has more than 160 recreation sites and 1,200 miles – and growing – of trail. Their campsites are available first come, first served at no additional cost for vehicles with a valid Discover Pass, making it easier than ever to find your new favorite outdoor destination. Reservation campsites are available at the Margaret McKenny Campground in Capitol Forest and the Elbe Hills ORV Campground in Elbe Hills.

Find your next campground, trailhead, or day use area using our Interactive Recreation Map below.


Click the “more info” link in each site’s pop-up window for recreation alerts and site status.

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