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Fall and Winter Calendar

For the current status of cabin availability please go to our Booking Calendar.  We are accepting reservations for Fall 2015 and Winter 2015-2016. We book cabins one year in advance.

Family Rates Dramatically Extended

We are pleased to announce these dates when kids (up through age 17) stay free:

  • Now through September 24th, 2015
  • November 25th, 2015 through December 6th, 2015
  • 2016:  January 8 & 9, February 19 & 20, March 4 & 5, April 1st – April 25th

Fall Season 2015 is now open and ends October 11, 2015


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July 1st, 2015

From “Summer Days in Mountain Huts in Washington”
A RootsRated article by Samantha Larson, Seattle, WA

Located on the east side of Stevens Pass, in the winter the system of cabins that make up Scottish Lakes High Camp offer access to a variety of backcountry terrain for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers, snowboarders, and showshoers. Come summer, trade in those skis for boots, as this spot still makes for a great launching pad to explore the nearby alpine lakes and sweeping mountain vistas…
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Thanksgiving Snowshoe by the Rainbow »

December 4th, 2014

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From the Official Blog of Tubbs Snowshoes:
An article by Maciej, Backcountry Ambassador

“It was an amazing Thanksgiving weekend for our group of three, plus dog. I have been planning this trip for a long time and finally it materialized. Scottish Lakes High Camp (elevation 4985 ft.) was our destination…”
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Find Yourself Above the Fray!

There's no place like Scottish Lakes High Camp.

Nestled against a high mountain ridge, our nine-cabin retreat provides a unique opportunity to recharge body and spirit. Pared down to the essential rustic comforts, High Camp allows you to pursue your favorite mountain activities, reconnect with friends and family, or reflect in an unparalleled natural setting.

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Trips, Trails, & Tours

Beat the Diner-October 5th, 2015 »

Deadhorse Pass

This is a fun challenge we take on the second Monday in October each year. The hike leaves High Camp at 8 am in the morning heading to Larch Lake at 5.5 miles. We then climb up to Cup Lake and Deadhorse Pass which is our high point at about 7200 feet in elevation. Dropping over the pass we hike off trail until we reach the Wildhorse Trail on the west side of the Chiwaukum Mountains. We descend to the White Pine trail and meet cars we have planted there. We then hop into the cars and head to the 59er Diner hoping to arrive before it closes :). High Camp picks up the tab for the meal.
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High Camp Happenings

A New Look »

Sauna Building New Look

Well, I did not want to put this out there until everything was back in order. On the morning of Friday, July 31st we had a fire in the propane shower area of the sauna building at High Camp. We believe the propane was left on and the water was turned off, so the unit smoldered all night. It exploded about 5 am in the morning.
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Around the Woodstove

High Camp For Sale Update »

High Camp Lodge

As many of you know I have put High Camp up for sale. It is time for an update. A lot has been going on behind the scenes, but there are no prospective buyers in the near future. Scottish Lakes High Camp offers an exciting business opportunity, but it also requires a life change and some risk taking. We have not yet found those unique buyers who want to take a dive into the back country business. I am still deeply involved in running Scottish Lakes High Camp as a growing vibrant business…I am not sitting back waiting for buyers to come along. The High Camp community has sustained and supported me since Don’s death and I will not let them down. There are many new and exciting things that have happened over the past year as we continue to improve and enhance our guests’ Scottish Lakes adventure.
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McCue Ridge Fire Lookout »

McCue Ridge Fire Lookout 001

Many of us have skied very close to the ruble of the McCue Ridge Fire Lookout. It is located at the low end of McCue Ridge, on a high point near Don’s High Road. High Camp regulars, David and Debbie Rodenhizer came upon the site last spring at the end of the ski season. The cement blocks, telephone wires, remnants of a woodburning stove, old cans and dishware were exposed in the low snow. David went home to investigate and discovered a picture of the lookout in book entitled:  Lookouts Firewatchers of the Cascades and Olympics by Ira Spring and Byron Fish. David and Debbie donated a copy of this book to the High Camp library.
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