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Spring Skiing! »

April Special including our closing Weekend!:

Come join the fun for long days and sunny weather!

Stay two nights for $ 125 per person including transportation April 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Stay a third night for just $50 more!


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April 25-27

Connect with God’s glorious creation by celebrating Earth Day at Scottish Lakes High Camp!

$200! The price includes transportation to and from High Camp, 2 nights lodging, programmed leadership, guided trips, and meals. Can’t beat that deal…

For information, visit the Tall Timber Ranch website.

Winter Calendar

For the current status of cabin availability please go to our Booking Calendar.  We are accepting reservations for this Winter and for Fall 2014. We book cabins one year in advance so we are booking also for Winter 2014-15.

2014 Season Family Rates Dramatically Extended

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

  • All late winter dates beginning March 31, 2014.


Fall Season Family Rates in effect for the entire month of August and September through the 27th!

Fall Season begins August 1st and goes through October 11th


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Hats Off to a First Class Experience »

February 24th, 2014

Dear Chris,

Friday morning came, our day to leave, and we got a break in the snowfall, and blue sky opened up, and the sun put a smile on everything. After three days of continual snow, this break in the weather made it hard to leave.
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From the Seattle Times Outdoor Section »

December 29th, 2013

Thank you so much Seattle Times! We so appreciate the article in your Outdoors section, Sunday December 29th. Jeff Layton did a beautiful job with pictures and great content.

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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.

Scottish Lakes High Camp.

Recharge, reconnect and refuel above the Fray!

Trips, Trails, & Tours

Eric’s Spring Skiing Report »

Eric skiing McCue Ridge

Spring is here at high camp but there is plenty of winter left. This is a time of year that can bring wild swings of weather. T-shirt skiing weather can quickly turn to full blown blizzard skiing in just the course of a day. Skiers must sometimes choose whether to ski spring corn or powder. Last year I faced this exact dilemma high on the slopes of mcwaucum. Should we ski powder down the north face or traverse to the smooth corn on the east facing slopes of mt Baldy? The choice was easy: both, of course!
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High Camp Happenings

Earth Day Ski Retreat – April 25-27 »

Earth Day

Connect with God’s glorious creation by celebrating Earth Day at Scottish Lakes High Camp for a weekend of ecumenical worship, fellowship, and discussions of creation care and Christian environmental stewardship. Neighboring Tall Timber Ranch will provide spiritual input, guided back country tours, and high quality meals. At 5,000 feet, the rustic back country site of High Camp offers a launching point to the mesmerizing Alpine Lakes Wilderness where God’s presence is amplified amidst the snowy mountains. Watch the sun set over Glacier Peak during evening vespers and sing to the God of Glory around the starlit campfire. The typical sunny weather and longer days of April will encourage elongated afternoons venturing onto the mountain slopes for back country skiing or snowshoeing. If your definition of adventure differs, then meditate by the fireside, fellowship with others, dip in the hot tub or relax in the sauna. The weekend is full of options that celebrate the glory of the Lord! We request that guests be at least 16 years of age.
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Around the Woodstove

Snowshoeing Adventures »

Peaks Southwest from McCue Ridge

Happy 10th Anniversary of snowshoeing adventures to me.

Or maybe it’s only the 9th winter I’ve been going on  adventures, using High Camp in the Chiwaukum Mountains as a jumping off point.

Doesn’t really matter, because time stands still for me one precious weekend a year in a lovely little woodstove heated A-frame cabin charmingly named Huckleberry.

The weather gods seemed to have taken note of the fact that I was celebrating a decade of snowshoeing adventures at High Camp, bestowing blue skies and warmish (20-30F daytime) weather with a recent dump of crystalline snow for my Friday afternoon arrival. Longer daylight hours allowed for a quick snowshoe jaunt in the sunshine, prior to night fall – a luxury I’ve never experienced before on a snowshoeing adventure, and will not count on for next year (you would do well to not rely upon weather gods for anything in the mountains, especially sunshine in March).
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Sauna Woodstove Needed! »

sauna stove

We are not proud! We have never paid full price for our woodstoves. They are usually donated or we pay a garage sale price for them. I guess many people have woodstoves laying around that they are not using. This has to be true since every wood stove at High Camp has been replaced at least once in the 20 years. When we first purchased Scottish Lakes the stoves were dangerous! They looked like big tin cans and you put wood in from the top. They heated up fast, glowed red hot and then cooled down fast. They had an insatiable appetite for wood and could not really be damped down to hold heat for any period of time. Our woodstoves now are much better…although we realize they are not perfect. We upgrade when we can and replace when we must.
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