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$150 per person including 2 nights lodging and transportation. This is 25% off! Add a third midweek night for just $50.


  • November 29, 30
  • December 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14


High Camp Update »

Hiking Season is Now Open!

For the current status of cabin availability please go to our Booking Calendar.  We are accepting reservations for Hiking Season 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:

  • Hiking Season 2016: Now through Sept 29

Hiking Season 2016 is now open, and ends October 9, 2016


Large Carnivores of the North Cascades – one hour evening talk with Gus Bekker :

  • September 24
  • October 8

September 10th, 2016 – Fly Fishing Clinic with Ralph Byther

Hanging Gardens Hike:

  • October 1
  • October 8


  • October 15 – 16 Fall Wood Cutting
  • October 22 – 23 Fall wood Cutting


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Thank you for a wonderful weekend… »

April 12th, 2016


Hi Chris,

After receiving the Newsletter I was reminded that we did not write to say a huge thank you to everyone who made our weekend truly wonderful! We knew it would be great but we did not realize that we would miss it. Even though our past weekend was full of activity and sun it was just not the same as our weekend at High Camp. We are certain we will be back next year.
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March 1st, 2016

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From an article by Evergreen Endurance Sports Coaching:

Last weekend we took a family vacation to Scottish Lakes High Camp. This is my third time up there this year (once with Tom, once for a woodcutting party, and most recently as a family vacation). I love that place.
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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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Recharge, reconnect and refuel above the Fray!

Trips, Trails, & Tours

High Chiwaukum Traverse – September 2 – 6, 2016 »

Deadhorse Peak

Big McWaukum Peak
Big Chiwaukum Peak
Ladies Peak

Unsettled weather over Labor Day Weekend sent many of us scrambling for alternative trips. Eileen and I ended up doing a high alpine traverse through the Chiwuakum Mountains, hoping for better conditions. We had both spent several decades exploring the many nooks and crannies of the Chiwuakums, and this traverse served as a way to connect some of our favorite locations, such as Larch Lake, Grace Lakes, Ewing Basin, and the High Meadows of the Scottish Lakes. It also gave us access to the five principal summits of the Chiwaukum crest: Big McWaukum Peak (7423’), Deadhorse Peak (7534’), Big Chiwaukum Peak (8081’), Snowgrass Mountain (7993’), and Ladies Peak (7708’). Along the way, we were able to tuck in the three peaks that we hadn’t both climbed before.
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High Camp Happenings

Thanksgiving at High Camp »


Come join us for Thanksgiving dinner at Scottish Lakes! Late November at 5000 feet is a great time to greet winter, as an almost guaranteed blanket of early season snow means sledding, snowshoeing and limited ski touring. Maybe even more important than the early winter recreational opportunities, a Thanksgiving holiday retreat at High Camp is simply a great chance to disconnect from all the craziness of normal life for a few days

The weekend offers an opportunity to spend some quality off-the-grid time relaxing with friends and family in a gorgeous high mountain setting. Dream a bit about quiet conversations in front of a flickering fire with gentle snow falling outside. Or perhaps you would rather just curl up with a good book or maybe get involved in a spirited board game. Now add to that vision the aroma of a fresh turkey baking in the lodge oven! How can you resist?
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Around the Woodstove

Mario, our new Mechanic »

Our Mechanic Mario

Scottish Lakes welcomes Mario, our new mechanic! He lives in the neighborhood and comes with all the skills we need. Mario has worked in the ski industry for 18 years as a lift operator, rental and repair person and most recently as a vehicle mechanic at Stevens Pass. He is trained to work on snocats, which is a plus for us. He also has a lot of experience with vehicles. 
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1977 Forest Service Surveyor »

Forest Service Land Surveyor

The High Camp road can be long and dusty but stories always make it go much faster. When Steve Johnson and his family visited earlier this fall, the ride wasn’t nearly long enough. Steve is a retired Forest Service land surveyor who helped mark the wilderness boundary line above High Camp. After starting his survey work in Nevada and Utah, Steve came to work in the forests of Washington in 1977. Steve explained how a surveyor puts in a boundary line, from finding the old monuments (often a unique rock or small landmark) and bearing trees marked with a certain axe cut from surveys done more than 60 years earlier, to using an angle measuring device called a theodolite, and walking a transverse.
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