DECEMBER 28 NORTHERN STATE RECREATION AREA (NSRA) Hike trails in this Skagit County Park east of Sedro-Woolley, many options available, up to 7 or more miles, little elevation gain. Meet at 9 am in the NSRA parking lot off of the Helmick Road. Drive east of Sedro-Woolley on Highway 20 past the stoplight at Fruitdale Road. Continue about 2 more miles and turn left onto the Helmick Road. Drive north on the Helmick Road about a half a mile and the parking lot will be on your left. You may leave when all are safely back to your car.