Skagit Audubon

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Wednesday, December 11, 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 on trails at Sharpe Peak, Rosario and Bowman Bay.  Up to 8.7 or more miles with up to 700 or 800 ft. total elevation gain.  Meet at 9 a.m. at Sharpe Peak trailhead off of Rosario Road south of Anacortes.  Parking is limited at Sharpe Peak so please carpool if possible.  Contact Joan Melcher (see above) if you need driving directions to Sharpe Peak.  WA State Discover Pass required for your vehicle if you park in Deception Pass State Park.

Wed. Dec 11, 2019 9:00 am
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Take some time out from a busy pre-Christmas week and spend the morning walking from the Breazeale Nature Center south along the Padilla Bay dike and back, an easy 6.7 miles. Meet at 9 am at the Breazeale Nature Center in Bayview. 

Wed. Dec 18, 2019 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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DUGUALLA STATE PARK - Moderate difficulty

Spend part of a short day-light day at Dugualla State Park, a little-known park north of Oak Harbor. The park’s several miles of trails meander through an alder grove, a wetland area, and offer a more challenging, steeper trek to a secluded beach. Meet at Dugualla State Park at 9 am. From the Deception Pass Bridge drive toward Oak Harbor. Before you get to Oak Harbor, turn left onto Sleeper Road. Continue on Sleeper Road approx.. 2.6 miles until it dead-ends at a metal gate. 3.67 mile distance of perimeter loop including side trip to beach; additional mileage if one does “interior trails”; 500 ft elevation gain. WA State Discover Pass required to park.

Thu. Dec 26, 2019 9:00 am
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INTERURBAN TRAIL - Easy to Moderate depending on route chosen.

Walk off some of those holiday pounds on the Interurban Trail, several options available. Up to 14 or more miles; slight elevation gain. Meet at 9 am at the Lost Lake Trailhead parking lot, formerly known as the Clayton Beach Parking lot, at the south end of Larrabee State Park on Chuckanut Drive. Return time depends on hike option you select. WA State Discover Pass required to park.

Thu. Jan 2, 2020 9:00 am
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