August Camp 2022 Hiking Program – North Cascades

Camp Location

This year we return to a favorite camp location on the banks of the Skagit River in Concrete, Washington, and a short drive to the entrance of North Cascades National Park. The camp is at an elevation of 300 feet. Most hikes will be in the 4000' to 7000' feet range. If you may need time to acclimatize, please consider less strenuous hikes at first. 

Please note: You will be out of camp most of the day; even the easiest hikes will require you to be able to hike a minimum of 5 miles with 500-700 feet of elevation gain. Shorter, easier hikes are combined with other hikes or other activities to make for a full day's outing.

Additional Activities

There are many things to do in the area, and August Camp will run non-hiking excursions and activities. These may include visits to scenic locations, rafting, kayaking, biking, and a trip to the San Juan Islands. Keep in mind these activities involve extra charges, such as admission fees or costs of an outfitter.

We will post a list of additional activities closer to camp, and campers will be notified at that time. It is perfectly ok to stay in camp for the day and relax with a book or your camera.

Books and Maps

Guidebooks 

G-1*  Day Hiking North Cascades, by Craig Romano, 2nd ed, 2020

G-2   Day Hike! North Cascades; Mike McQuaide; 4th ed., 2019

G-3   Hiking the North Cascades by Erik Molvar, 3rd ed., 2019

Maps

M-1* North Cascades National Park (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map, 223) 2019

M-2  Mount Baker and Boulder River Wilderness Areas [Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest] (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map, 826) 2020

M-3  Glacier Peak Wilderness [Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests] (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map, 827) 2020

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There is a local website for all sorts of local information about events, services and businesses in the area:  Concrete Chamber of Commerce

Camp Drivers

August Camp is a volunteer-run AMC entity. This includes transportation from the airport to camp and to trailheads or activities. We rent a fleet of minivans such as the Chrysler Pacifica, which our volunteer drivers, aka campers, will drive. Please consider being a driver to balance the responsibility between many campers.