Skagit Audubon

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Events under 'Audubon Hiking'
Sunday, June 16, 2019

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 to and around a scenic lake at an elevation of 2400 ft. off the Mountain Loop Highway east of granite Falls near Mt Pilchuck. 4.8 miles round trip; 1000 ft. el. gain. Meet at 8 am in the Mount Vernon Safeway parking lot. Audubon South hikers can drive directly to the trailhead. 1 pm return to the trailhead for faster hikers; 2:30 pm return for slower hikers; carpool accordingly. You may leave when your carload of people has returned. US Forest Service Northwest Parking Permit required—or a federal Senior Pass will also work.

Wed. Jun 19, 2019 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hike up to 12 miles round trip, up to 1000 ft. total el. gain on one of the best forest hikes in the North Cascades. Meet at 7:30 a.m. on the east side of the Sedro-Woolley Food Pavilion parking lot. Return time is 3:30 pm.

Wed. Jun 26, 2019 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
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This is a hike through forest and near spectacular waterfalls north of Gold Bar along the Stevens Pass Highway (WA-2). WA State Discover Pass required to park at Wallace Falls State Park. Meet at 8 am in the S.E. corner of the Mount Vernon Safeway parking lot. Seattle/Snohomish County/Camano hikers can go directly to the trailhead. Carpool according to hiking options below:

OPTION 1:  Up to a 7 mile loop, 1400 ft. el. gain to top falls; return time is 2 pm.

OPTION 2:  A 9.8  to 14 mile loop, 1800 ft. el. gain to Wallace Lake; return time is 4:00 pm.

Wed. Jul 3, 2019 8:00 am
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The information on the various wilderness hikes is too lengthy to print here. For information contact Joan Melcher 360-424-0407 or at

Wed. Jul 10, 2019 9:00 am
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