Skagit Audubon

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Events under 'Audubon Hiking'
Monday, March 18, 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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First Day of Spring CAMANO ISLAND

Friends of Camano Island Parks, FOCIP, will lead us on hikes on Camano Island; up to 11.9 miles with shorter options available. Lunch provided; suggested donation of $3.00. Meet at 7:45 a.m. in the S.E. corner of the Mount Vernon Safeway parking lot or at 8:30 am at the Blue Camano Center Building on East Camano Drive. There will be a brief orientation there; hike options will be discussed; maps will be given out; restrooms will be available. Discover Pass required if you park in either Cama State Park or Camano Island State Park.
Wed. Mar 20, 2019 7:45 am
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Pine & Cedar/Raptor Ridge: Hike to two very pleasant lakes in the Chuckanut Mountain area. Up to 9.4 miles one way with shuttle cars. 1900 ft. total el. gain. The 1.7 mile uphill route from the Pine/Cedar Trailhead is steep. The 5.4 mile down-hill route via the new Raptor Ridge Trail down to the Lost Lake Trail and then on down to the North Chuckanut parking lot is less steep and will lead to Arroyo Park, the Interurban Trail, and finally the North Chuckanut parking lot. Lake Padden: A number of hike options available from 3.6 to 6.7 or more miles. Relative small elevation gain.  FOR BOTH HIKES MEET AT 9:00 AM   at the North Chuckanut parking lot located off Chuckanut Drive just north of California Street at about milepost 18.5. Return times and shuttles will be determined them.
Wed. Mar 27, 2019 9:00 am
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The Loop hike directions are written in a clock-wise order. On Blanchard Mountain hike the Lily Lake, Larry Reed, and Max’s Shortcut Trails to Lily Lake and then on to Lizard Lake by way of a connector trail from the North Butte Trail. Return to trail head via the Lizard and Lily Lake Trails. 8.6 mile loop, 1600 ft. total el. gain. Opportunity to go to the Oyster Dome and the North Butte as well. We will divide into a faster and slower group; car pool accordingly. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Chuckanut Drive park-n-ride, exit 231 from I-5 on the east side of I-5. 2:00 pm return to trailhead for the faster group; 3:00 pm for the slower group. Discover Pass required to park at the trailhead.
Wed. Apr 3, 2019 9:00 am
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