This hike will begin and end near the North Cascade Institute above Diablo Dam. Hike 2.9 miles (about 800 ft total el gain) east to the Ross Dam Viewpoint near the power lines or 4.1 miles (about 1600 ft total el gain) east to the Skagit River. Great views of the Skagit River Gorge along the way. There should be wildflowers.
Meet at 8:00 a.m. on the east side of the Sedro-Woolley Food Pavilion parking lot. Return to cars by 2:00 pm. Everyone is to wait for all to return safely before leaving. Be sure to check for ticks on your body after the hike.