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Sunday 18
Sauk Mt.  4.2 miles R/T,1190 feet elevation gain,5537feet highest point.Moderate hike
Enjoy amazing views of the Sauk and Skagit river basins, and that's just from the trailhead parking lot! From the summit of this former fire lookout the views are beyond amazing.
Appointment at 10:00 at the parking lot,15 min. waiting time
Northwest Forest Pass is required,dogs allowed
From Burlington (exit 230 on I-5), head east on the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) for 36.5 miles to the Rockport State Park boundary at milepost 96 (7 miles east of Concrete and 1.5 miles west of the junction with SR 530). Turn left onto Forest Road 1030 (signed "Sauk Mountain Road"). Follow this steep road for 7.5 miles to a fork. Bear right and continue 0.25 mile to the trailhead (elev. 4350 ft). Privy available.

Ciao Edmondo

Please  confirm by Saturday by 6PM if you are coming and
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This is a hike with CAI-PNW but everybody is welcome

August 10, 2003
Destination:  Naches Peak Loop
Classification:  easy,
Distance/Time:  4&1/2 miles RT
Elevation gain:  700 feet
High point: 6000 feet

The snow-free loop trail leaves Tipsoo Lake and meanders through meadows that offer some of the best views of Mount Rainier found anywhere. The route is relatively flat--it rolls up and down but has no ridiculously steep sections and only a few real climbs.

Please  confirm by Thursday 6 PM  if you are coming and will send you the detail of meeting point and direction

Ciao Edmondo

Hike to Lake Valhalla

Sunday August 4

Lake Valhalla: 5.8 miles R/T   800 feet elevation gain. 
Very  pretty lake with a nice beach. Easy hike

Appointment at  at the trail head.
15 min. waiting time

Northwest Forest Pass is required

Direction : From Seattle take Highway 2 East. Follow the Highway and turn left onto Smithbrook Road #6700 about 0.6 mile after mile post 68. Gravel road starts immediately. Continue on for 3.1 miles to Smithbrook Trail trailhead on the left side of the road. 
Bring some mosquitoes repellent.

Ciao Edmondo

Cell. 206-669-4489
Please  confirm by Saturday 6 PM if you are coming and
check your email Sunday morning in case of an emergency change.