Skagit Audubon

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Events under 'Audubon Hiking'
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

As usual, weather, logging, construction or other unexpected conditions might cause changes or cancellations in the following hikes. If you have questions or want information on any of the hikes, call JOAN MELCHER, 360-424-0407, or e-mail  All the hikes are on a Wednesday. Dogs are discouraged on Audubon-sponsored hikes. If dogs are on a hike, they must be on a leash at all times.  

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Hike up to 3.3 miles one way on the Conway area dike north towards Mount Vernon or drive over to Wiley Slough and hike the trails there.  For all hikes meet at 9 am to sign in at the parking area described below.  You may leave when you return to your vehicle.  Lunch at the Conway Pub & Eatery?  If the weather is clear there will be great views.   Birds should be plentiful.  From I-5 take exit 221 which is signposted Conway and Lake McMurray. This is also the Pioneer Hwy (SR 534) which leads to Stanwood.  Turn west toward Conway/Stanwood and very shortly (100 yds.) turn right on Fir Island Rd into Conway.   Go over the RR tracks and in 100 yds. turn right on Dike Rd just before the bridge. Do not go over the South Fork of the Skagit River Bridge onto Fir Island!  Parking is available on the left 200 yds. north of the unsigned dike district building. 

Wed. Feb 21, 2018 9:00 am
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Terry Slotemaker or his designee will lead us on a hike in the Anacortes Forest Lands.  6.8 miles, 1600 ft. elevation gain.  A 3.41 mile self-guided option around Whistle Lake only is also available.  Meet at 9 am at the Heart Lake parking lot off the Heart Lake Road south of Anacortes.  You may leave when you return to the trailhead.

Wed. Feb 28, 2018 9:00 am
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Hike a loop that includes Cranberry Lake, beaches, the south side of Deception Pass, Cornet Bay and a 450 foot climb up Goose Rock.  Total elevation gain for the day is about 1150 ft.     Meet at 9 a.m. in the east side parking lot at Cranberry Lake near the main entrance to Deception Pass State Park   6.2 miles for the basic loop hike; add 4.0 miles if you hike on beach south to the naval station border (10.2 miles); You may leave when your car of people has returned to the trailhead.  Discover pass required to park in the park.   NOTE:  HAVE EAR PROTECTION WITH YOU IN CASE THE WHIDBEY JETS ARE FLYING LOW AND LOUD.

Wed. Mar 7, 2018 9:00 am
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