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 day’s hikes, learning about the next day’s 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




 Maps (all National Geographic, Trails Illustrated):


Hike List: