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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


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

Work Parties:

  • July  23 – 24  Summer Work Party
  • October 15 – 16 Fall Wood Cutting Week 1
  • October 22 – 23 Fall wood Cutting Week 2


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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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Scottish Lakes High Camp »

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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Trips, Trails, & Tours

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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High Camp Happenings

Work Party Sign Up! »

David and Debbie wood splitters extraordinaire!

July 23 & 24 – Summer Work Party

Crews include:  construction and repair, painting/staining, cabin set-up and trail maintenance. Choose your crew!

October 15 & 16 and October 22 & 23 – Woodcutting Weekends

Crews include:  splitting, stacking and chain saw cutting. Choose your crew!
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Around the Woodstove

Long-Toed Salamander »

Long-toed Salamander

Look what we found in the snow at mid mountain! For those of us who have very little knowledge of amphibians this was so surprising. This  is a mole salamander in the family Ambystomatidae. This species, typically 4.1–8.9 cm (1.6 to 3.5 in) long when mature, is characterized by its mottled black, brown, and yellow pigmentation, and its long outer fourth toe on the hind limbs, hence the name.
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Backpacking »


We used to be able to drive folks up to Scottish Lakes for just the transport fee so they could continue on and backpack into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area. They would stay however long the wished and then head back to High Camp. We would then transport them back down to their car. This was especially nice for aging backpackers and families with small kids. They could get up to 5000 feet in elevation before they set off on their backpack trip.
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