People and Places of the Upper Skagit
|Program Series||Field Excursions|
|When||Sep 08, 2016 05:00 PM to Sep 11, 2016 06:00 PM|
|Where||North Cascades Environmental Learning Center|
|Tuition Includes||1 night accommodation and 4 meals at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in North Cascades National Park, instruction, campground fees and all transportation|
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Experience the wilderness setting of Ross Lake and learn about the cultural history that has crisscrossed this remote terrain for eons. From a comfortable perch aboard the Ross Mule, at our base camp, and on hiking trails, you'll hear vivid accounts spanning 10,000 years of indigenous presence in these mountains, as well as more recent stories from explorers, miners, fire lookouts, park rangers and Beat poets. We’ll spend our days exploring canyons, meadows and waterfalls, taking time for botanical forays and exploration of archaeology of the Upper Skagit.
With more than 65 years of North Cascades National Park employment between them, Gerry and Bob possess a trove of local knowledge and intimacy with the North Cascades, making this a backcountry adventure you’ll never forget.
The first night will be spent at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center and feature a delicious dinner and orientation. After breakfast, we’ll head out for Ross Lake, staying two nights at Hozomeen Campground and sharing two potluck dinners. On Friday night we’ll convene with a Canadian group and, over the next two days, divide into two wilderness-sized teams to accommodate trips to Hozomeen Lake and touring on the Ross Mule.
The class will end with dinner on Sunday night back at the Environmental Learning Center.
Dinners in the field will be potluck-style. Participants must be in moderately-good physical shape for short hikes.