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Hiking Season Specials »

Midweek Special:  3 nights lodging for the price of 2 if you arrive:

August 8, 9, or 10; 15, 16, or 17

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High Camp Update »

Hiking Season Opens July 25, 2016

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: July 25 – Sept 29

Hiking Season 2016 opens July 25 and ends October 9, 2016

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

  • August 13th
  • August 20th
  • September 24th
  • October 8th

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

WORK PARTIES:

  • July  23 – 24  Summer Work Party
  • October 15 – 16 Fall Wood Cutting
  • October 22 – 23 Fall wood Cutting

TESTIMONIALS

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Thank you for a wonderful weekend… »

April 12th, 2016

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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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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

Cesky Raj »

Czech Trail Sign

I must share with you a hiking experience I had while visiting dear friends in the Czech Republic. Northeast of Prague about an hour and a half drive is the area called Cesky Raj or Czech Paradise. It is well known for hiking, rock climbing and biking. I have visited many times and find every experience I have there exciting and unique. We set off on a typical hike on a sunny, summer day.
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High Camp Happenings

Fly Fishing Clinic – September 10th »

Zach and Logan admiring their catch

At the mention of fly fishing you may envision long, flexible fishing rods skillfully being maneuvered back and forth to present artificial flies to hungry fish. To be successful it requires lots of practice, generally expensive equipment (including rods and reels, waders, float tubes etc.) and access to areas having adequate room for tangle-free back casts. This weekend I’ll be demonstrating a method of using artificial flies using a common spinning rod and reel and a casting bubble. Children and adults can be successful with a minimum of practice and the cooperation of hungry trout. Using artificial flies rather than worms or baits sometimes produces better results because the fish are feeding on natural insects. Also catch and release works well since the hook can usually be removed with little damage to the fish. The downside is the fish may not be feeding on surface insects and will ignore your artificial fly, or our fly doesn’t look like what they are feeding on. Thus there are no guarantees for a trout for supper.
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Around the Woodstove

Large Carnivores of the North Cascades »

wolverine

Gus Bekker, a Wildlife Biologist and Forester who has been a staff person for our hiking season the last few years, is offering Saturday night talks when he is on staff at High Camp. The dates would be:  August 13th, August 20th, September 24th, and October 8th. He plans to let the main topic of his talk be determined by the guests who are at Scottish Lakes that evening. He is a wealth of information and has answers to the questions many of us have as we walk the back country. The talks are one hour long and will be offered in the evening. They are appropriate for children and adults. 
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Yesterday

Vici Pole, Czech Republic »

Over 300 years old

I am visiting my close friends Jirka and Katka Matula in the Czech Republic. I met Jirka when he was an exchange student at Cascade High School in Leavenworth in 2000. He lived next door to me. He is now married and has wonderful children, Jakub and Kristyna, named after me!

We think we know “old” but we really have no concept. Here in the Czech Republic they know about old. Whenever I visit I make a point of staying with Jirka’s parents who live in their family cottage in the little village of Vici Pole about 70 miles northeast of Prague which is over 300 years old. The earliest recorded date for the Matula family is January 2, 1679, but they came from Moravia much earlier than that, although there are no recorded dates. It is a special experience staying in a place that is seeped in this ancient history, haling from the times of serfs and nobles.
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