August Camp 2017 in the Columbia River Gorge - Stabler, Washington.
August Camp 2017 is now complete.
Credit: D.H. Parks
In 2017, August Camp made its first foray into the Columbia River Gorge. Blessed with magnificent hikes on both sides
of the river (Washington and Oregon), our base in Stabler, WA was a short distance north of the famous Bridge of the Gods,
where the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) crosses the mighty Columbia. The PCT passed by the southern edge of camp,
affording many opportunities to interact with thru hikers and to give back to the hiking community through trail work. Our daily hikes
took us past stunning waterfalls and brought us breathtaking views of Oregon's Mount Hood, and the grand Washington peaks of Mount Adams
and Mount Saint Helens.
After a day of activity, we enjoyed outstanding meals and the general camaraderie of camp. Evenings were
spent relaxing with friends -- both new and old, hearing reports from
the days hikes, learning about the next days adventures, and enjoying
singing and conversation.
Our full service tent village hosted 64 campers each week and offered home-cooked
meals, daily hikes at all levels, nightly gatherings and general conviviality. Our designated airport
was Portland International, and our fleet of
vans provided transport between camp and Portland on each Saturday.
Week 1: July 15 - July 22
Week 2: July 22 - July 29
Week 3: July 29 - Aug. 5
Week 4: Aug. 5 - Aug. 12
To view Photos from the 2017 Columbia River August Camp,
see links below:
Photos from Lennie Steinmetz
*G-1: Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge
– Craig Romano, 1st edition, 2011; 3rd printing 2015
G-2: Hiking the Columbia River Gorge
–Russ Schneider, revised by Jim Yuskavitch; 3rd edition, 2014
*G-3: Day Hiking South Cascades
– Dan Nelson, 1st edition 2007; 2nd printing 2012
*G-5: 100 Hikes Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington
– William Sullivan, 4th edition, updated for 2016-2017
Plant Field Guide
Maps (all National Geographic, Trails Illustrated):
M-1: Columbia River Gorge, #821
M-2: Mount Hood, #820
M-3: Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, #822
HIKING AND ACTIVITY LISTS